About the Author

Convinced that life’s meaning extends primarily from a real and active relationship with Jesus Christ, Mark Wilken approaches his days as potential training grounds for learning how to be a blessing to others in this life. A 1982 (BS – Accounting) and 1983 (MBA) graduate of Oral Roberts University, Mark spent the first 30 plus years of his professional career in a variety of positions with a Fortune 500 company. After being diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease in January 2011, he decided to retire early and pursue other adventures.

Throughout his life, Mark has learned that giving into the lives of others is one of the most meaningful endeavors one can pursue. Experience has taught him that even during seasons when life seems only to serve up curve balls, that ultimately, the love and faithfulness of God shines through. Perspectives From the Choir Loft is intended to reflect the heart of a Christian individual navigating through the uncharted and sometimes stormy seas of everyday life.

Currently residing in the Northeast Oklahoma, Mark and his wife, Leigh, have two children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and two grandchildren.