Mark got involved with YPM by attending a mission work project at Bethesda Presbyterian in Cancun. His first mission trip to Cancun was life changing as they helped put a second-floor roof on the church and visited the hospital next door. His tenure on the board spans across three decades, as he was invited to serve on the first board. His work with YPM has created a deep love for the Mayan people, which has caused him to study their ancient history as well as visit several temple ruins.
Rev. Mark Hughey received his Master of Divinity degree from University of Dubuque Theological School while serving at a church in Wisconsin. He then went on to Pastor in Omaha, served 4 churches in Illinois, in Bloomington, LeRoy, Bolingbrook, and Coal City, where he is currently serving. He has served on the board of Help4Hope, a local humanitarian aid organization, as well as on a feeding program for the area called St. Vincent Table. Rev. Hughey has taken classes toward a master’s degree in counseling and is currently completing his health and life coach certification, as well as a massage therapist certification.
He is also involved serving in disaster management, in two suburban counties of Chicago. He worked with the 2015 Coal City tornado doing disaster management, serving with Team Rubicon and Americorp. He has completed CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) certification.
He has two children from his first marriage, John Mark living in Phoenix, and Alyssa living in California. He is now married to the very beautiful and talented Loriann from Chicago. Mark loves to kayak, bike and hike. His interest in nature has created his dabbling in photography and drone videos to share with others. He loves camping and sitting by a campfire.