In 2010 Mark founded Inverted Arts to help unleash the creative potential he saw in disadvantaged and marginalized youth. He worked for 15 years as a free-lance composer in Los Angeles, CA working with clients such as HBO, A&E Network, NASA, World Vision, Family Entertainment Network and Focus on the Family. He has over 20 years’ experience as Worship Arts Director in churches in Pasadena, Montrose and Pismo Beach, CA, and as Worship and Outreach Pastor in Maple Grove, MN. He has led short-term outreach teams to Mexico City, Nairobi, Kenya, San Jose, Costa Rica, and has led teams to both serve and learn from those trapped by poverty in California and Minnesota. He holds an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary, Film Composing and Composing and Arranging Certificates from The Grove School of Music, and BA in Business Administration from Trinity Western University.
LaVonne holds a Bachelors of Social Work degree from the U of M Moorhead and prior to becoming a mother, worked in Hospice, coordinating resources and counseling families facing critical life issues. Mathare Valley in Kenya holds a special place in her heart and she has been an Artist Mentor for the Art Camps there for several years. She has a heart for people trapped by poverty, especially children. She is passionate about creativity and enjoys dreaming up ideas and exploring ways to bring those ideas to life. LaVonne is married to Jason, a full time mom of three, and lives in St. Michael, MN.
Bob is a small business owner and was worked in manufacturing for the past 23 years. He has served as a volunteer youth group leader in his church. He has traveled to Mexico on short term missions. Bob is married to April and has 3 daughters and lives in Oak Grove, MN.
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Bret holds a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary St Paul and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He has worked full time for the past 18 years as a new product development engineer at a major fluid handling original equipment manufacturer in the Twin Cities and is named as an inventor on four US design patents. He has led and participated in short-term outreach teams to Mexico City; directed church small group ministry and led many church small groups; and served as a children’s Sunday school leader. Bret is married to Katie and has three sons. The Denesons live in Otsego, MN.