Mark was raised in South Carolina, youngest of 2 boys and 5th out of 7 children. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, family life centered around church and the family water well drilling business. After leaving home and graduating from Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, life’s adventures eventually landed him in the arctic northland of Minnesota where he met and married Wendi, his wife of 23 years. Together, they’ve been blessed with 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2
girls. In 2004 they embarked upon a dream of a self-sufficient homestead starting with a parcel of raw land and living in a travel trailer while Mark launched into a self-build barndominium which is a fancy term for Pole Shed house. They now share their east central MN homestead on the tundra with a flock of poultry and a beloved siberian husky. The Frick Family Farm doesn’t support itself, so Mark carved out a career in Information Technology that spans the past 20+ years. When he’s not working to keep IT operations afloat for his employer, he enjoys the warmer weather outdoors with backpacking, camping, kayaking, dual-sport moto, and being submersed in and surrounded by the beauty of God’s wonderful creation.
Just over a decade ago, the Frick’s youngest son was born and their family’s journey of raising a paraplegic began. Although the challenges have been and continue to be significant, they’ve been immersed in a growing deepening appreciation and empathy for those whose lives are impacted by disabilities of all types and have had their eyes opened to how much of life is so easily taken for granted. This has ignited a passion for belief in and sharing the promises of God, His plan of redemption for all, and a yearning for the time when there will be restoration to fullness of life