Mark is a commentator on religion at the Huffington Post, WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog, and New England Public Radio. Mark works as well as the director of the Amherst College Press, a publisher of scholarship based at Amherst College. Previous experience includes service as a senior administrator in Harvard University, where he served as executive director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory and as senior administrator of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Mark’s previous posts in ordained ministry included appointments as Epps Fellow and Chaplain to Harvard College and as Associate Minister and Director of Administration at The Memorial Church of Harvard University; as rector of Saint Dunstan’s Church in Dover, Massachusetts; and as Protestant Chaplain at Wellesley College. He is also a recipient of the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the A.B. in philosophy and political science, summa cum laude, from Albion College. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jeffrey brings to St. John’s rich musical talents formed in study at Indiana University at Bloomington, where he received the B.Mus. in Organ and Church Music. He is also a bivocational music director, serving simultaneously in public service as Assistant Executive Director of the Board of Registration in Dentistry for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Massachusetts. He solves crossword puzzles with a pen and enjoys bicycling as well.