About Mark

Certified MetaFormation Trainer

Mark Thomas

Men struggle just as much as women with their intimate relationships. We work very hard at work and home, but it doesn’t seem like enough. We devote great strength, perseverance and grit that help us succeed in several areas of our life, but then fail in or neglect another one.

That was me! I am a man of faith, but am embarrassed to say that I spent too much time learning about Jesus, the historical figure, instead of building a relationship with Him. He reached out to me through encounter coaching. That’s when we truly began to relate!

And, it was true in my marriage. I was not good at it! Making a great marriage is not easy, even if you have 14 years of pastoral experience, like me. After more than 40 years of marriage, I realized how deepening my relationship with Jesus directly deepens my relationship with Laurie. We are enjoying the fruit of my growth, which translates into so much more enjoyment as we do our favorite thing together: travel the world!

My children are experiencing me differently too. I am able to just be with them where they are and not where I think they should be. Enjoying them as they are; as God created them.

Training at Institute for Intercultural Coach Training and PCCI provided me with great coaching skills, but it was my own personal transformation that fueled my desire to help others. So, in 2020, I made the time and became a Leadership Meta-Formation Trainer.

I love coaching men, because several have done it for me. When I coach men, I get to help them encounter Jesus and focus on what truly matters. It’s like what Laurie and I always say, “There is always hope in Jesus.”