Foursquare President Randy Remington, Vice President/General Supervisor Wendy Nolasco and the board of directors announce the appointment of Mark Slomka as the new supervisor for the Western District. Mark will begin serving on Oct. 15, 2023.
Mark has served as associate district supervisor of the Western District since June 2021, previously serving as assistant supervisor of the former Southwest District for two years.
“Mark is a highly relational leader who multiplies God’s presence everywhere he goes,” Wendy says, with a nod to his intentional investment in young leaders while also encouraging and supporting seasoned leaders.
“His passion to build frameworks for theological underpinnings and mission opportunities will be an asset to every leader and church in the region,” she continues. “In addition, Mark’s unwavering commitment to bring the kingdom of God to all people will energize the weary and elevate the district’s prophetic future.”
Mark and his wife, Carol, worship at Faith Community (San Diego Foursquare Church) in San Diego, where he enjoys teaching on occasion. He is a proven and fruitful multiplier who was central to the renewal and expansion of the Foursquare movement in San Diego County.
“Mark is a highly relational leader who multiplies God’s presence everywhere he goes. His passion to build frameworks for theological underpinnings and mission opportunities will be an asset to every leader and church in the region.” —Wendy Nolasco, vice president/general supervisor
Prior to the supervisor appointment, the district intentionally paused to pray for 100 days while also holding many Town Hall discussions around the district. These discussions reviewed the topics of vision, a review of best practices for a first-year pastor, shared leadership and holistic health.
Wendy says that during this period of reflection, leaders devoted themselves to listening, prayer and fasting, and collective growth and learning.
“Through an extensive process of discernment and thoughtful deliberation, we believe that the past 100 days have revealed the calling and anointing on Mark to fulfill this role,” she affirms. “We see that Mark’s pastoral experience and wisdom are valuable qualities for serving the Western District.”
Mark says his soul is quickened with an awareness of the trust and responsibility this calling represents. Because he loves The Foursquare Church and believes in “us,” he is eager to work together to multiply God’s presence across the district.
“I am convinced Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah will increasingly behold Jesus’ redemptive presence through the men and women of our district,” Mark states. “Together, let us steward our Foursquare legacy, unite around our kingdom mission, and ‘let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works’ (Heb. 10:24, NLT).”
Raised in a Jewish household, Mark has long used God’s promise to Abraham as a guiding compass for his faith. After completing studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., Mark and Carol moved to England to lead a team focused on interdenominational charismatic church renewal and evangelism.
They later returned to La Jolla, Calif., where Mark pastored Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church for 21 years before his appointment to pastor Foursquare’s Faith Community in 2005. Over the years, he has had a passion to release leaders to campus ministries, the marketplace, church planting, and starting local and global ministries.
Mark and Carol have been married for 45 years. They have four daughters (Alison, Catherine, Bethany and Danielle), two grandchildren, and Murphy, Mark’s canine confidante and friend. His hobbies include music, sports, reading and photography.