Mark Edwards, MDiv '07, PhD '13, is director or youth ministries at Nassau Presbyterian Church. He joined Nassau as director of youth ministries in September of 2013. Edwards is a lifelong Presbyterian, a graduate of Whitworth University, and holds an MDiv and a PhD in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Edwards has experience in a variety of youth ministry settings, including serving as a youth pastor at Kingston Presbyterian Church (Kingston, New Jersey); as a middle school leader with Young Life (Spokane, Washington); as a mountain guide with Young Life’s Beyond Malibu (British Columbia’s Coast Mountains); and as the director of outdoor adventure at Glacier Presbyterian Camp (Northwest Montana). He enjoys biking, climbing, music of high volume, and Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. As a doctoral student, Edwards was a frequent assistant of instruction at Princeton University. Currently, he is also an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey and Princeton Theological Seminary. He and his wife moved to Princeton from Seattle after spending a year backpacking around Europe and Southeast Asia. They have two children.