By Mark Tidd
Mark Tidd dreamed of being an archaeologist digging up ancient bones and artifacts. He became a follower of Christ when he first heard about Jesus as a hippie up on the Hill in Boulder. After graduating from C.U. his plans changed from digging in the dirt to digging into the Word and the human soul.He received an M.Div from Calvin Theological Seminary and has been a pastor since 1984. In March, 2010 he lost his ordination in the Christian Reformed Church because of his beliefs and practice of the full inclusion of the LGBTQ community in the life of the church. He has been described as a “one trick pony” — he always finds himself preaching about grace, in one form or another. But, as he says, “If you only have one trick, grace is a doozy.”
Mark is married to attorney Leanne DeVos, whom he claims is much smarter than he and wins all their arguments. His only respite is that a half hour later she feels guilty. They have five grown children. For decades he has been brutal to his 1971 Martin D-18 guitar he claims to love despite signs to the contrary. He and Leanne have been fully vested in restoring their Highlands area home, garden and neighborhood. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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