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PTS Alum Association Executive Council
AAEC Regional Representative Position Description
Map of AAEC Regions and Representatives
Region 1: Scott Herr
Region 2: Michael Lindvall
Region 3: Open
Region 4: Donna Marsh
Region 5: Peter Henry
Region 6: Margaret Grun Kibben
Region 7: Mark DeVries
Region 8: Open
Region 9: Sarah Sarchet Butter
Region 10: Larry Coulter
Region 11: Chris Lenocker
Region 12: Adam Neder
At-Large: Chip Hardwick
At-Large: Anna Whitehead Kent

Region 7

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands

Mark DeVries (M.Div., 1986) has served since 1986 as associate pastor for youth and their families at the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where he continues to oversee the youth ministry on a part-time basis. In 2002, he founded Youth Ministry Architects (YMA), which has become the nation’s leading provider of youth ministry consulting. YMA partners with churches and youth ministers, working alongside key stakeholders, including senior pastors, youth ministers, parents, and students, to customize strategic plans for building successful and sustainable youth ministries.

“PTS has had a profound impact on my life as a pastor. With both a son and a son-in-law now students at the Seminary, my affection for PTS has done nothing but multiply!”

Click here to contact Mark.