The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a pastor, author, retreat leader, speaker and blogger. Since October 2007 he has been the Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence for Laity Lodge, a multifaceted ministry in the Hill Country of Texas. Before coming to Laity Lodge, he was for 16 years the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Irvine, Calif., a city in Orange County about 40 miles south of Los Angeles).

Before his time at Irvine Pres, Mark served on the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as Associate Pastor of Education. He blogs at Patheos.