Mark & Michele Swensen

Serving with Samaritan's Purse and CEF.


Mark grew upin Washington State and Michele in Pennsylvania; the two met in Chicago at Moody Bible Institute.  They were married in 1992,  remaining in Chicago until Michele completed her degree in InternationalMinistries in 1994.  Mark then continued his training at Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, TN, receiving his degree in Missionary AviationTechnology in 1997. 

God has blessed Mark and Michele with four children.  Neakita (7/26/97), Jeremiah (8/22/98), Alaina (6/12/00) , and Katelyn (1/5/04).

Description of Work:

Early in their married life, Mark andMichele sought the Lord as to where and with whom He would place them to minister.   When they learned of MARC, and the ministry opportunities in Alaska and the Russian Far East, their hearts were burdened to become a part of the ministry. Mark served as chief pilot for MARC and Chairman of the Alaska State Board for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). In addition to homeschooling three of their four children, Michele began serving full-time with CEF where she works as a State Board member and a team coach for a local school Good News Club. They bothserve in the AWANA program at Soldotna Bible Chapel, travel to villages with CEF teams, and open their home to missionaries and pastors that are traveling through town.

During their years of service with MARC and now with Samaritan's Purse and CEF, they have come to deeply love the people and praise God for making it possible for them to minister in Alaska.