About Us

Our Mission, History & Team


Our Mission

Empower servant leaders to integrate faith into work.

Our History

While serving as senior minister of Highland Park United Methodist Church for 15 years, Mark Craig empowered staff to become leaders in the church. The tradition continues with Rev. Paul Rasmussen as he and his team continue to mobilize servant leaders. With the Mark Craig Leadership Network, Highland Park United Methodist Church is growing a pipeline of strong leaders for the church as well as equipping the leaders in its church to effectively integrate their faith into their work.

Mark Craig

Rev. Mark Craig

Senior Minister, HPUMC 1995 – 2013

Over his 40 years of work in ministry, Mark Craig developed a reputation as a community advocate and an extraordinary spiritual leader. His engaging speaking style and innovative problem solving skills were employed to found Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano in 1980 and to serve as Senior Minister at Highland Park United Methodist Church from 1995 -2013.

Meet Our Team


Rev. Paul Rasmussen

Senior Minister at HPUMC

Dr. John Fiedler

Director of Mark Craig Leadership Network and Associate Minister at HPUMC

Chip Robertson

Working Faith Founder and Mentor

Andi Fancher

Director of Engagement Ministries, Liaison to MCLN