Mark and Carol’s ministry takes them on base to work with the single enlisted airmen who live in the dorms. The ministry center, Higher Grounds, is located next-door. It is their “living room” and offers a safe place to hang out every evening. Mark and Carol serve the men and women by managing the center and keeping it open for those who are yet to come. They establish a sense of community with day trips to local areas of interest. This becomes a great opportunity to open their hearts and share how to live a life that really matters.
Mark came to faith in Christ as a child but really began to understand his security in Christ somewhere around age 12. He grew up in the church sharing his faith with friends at school, in Bible Studies, and through evangelistic events.
Carol came to faith in Christ also as a child. She dedicated her life to Christ while in college and has determined to serve the Lord ever since.
Even before serving with Cadence, Mark and Carol opened their home to people in their community. They enjoy seeing God work in the lives of people who move through their home.
Mark and Carol have three children.
Andrea was raised in two Hospitality House ministries. She and her husband, David, have served with Cadence in Okinawa and at HQ for over 13 years. They have four children: Kavan, Keeley, Emiko, and Kairi.
Brian grew up as a young boy in a Hospitality House. He is now serving in the Army, stationed at Ft. Belvoir, VA. He is married to Ashley and they have a son, Elliott, and a daughter, Naomi.
Carolyn grew up mostly remembering her dad serving as a Cadence regional director. She and Brian were also involved in Mark and Carol’s pastoral ministry in Midland, TX. She is now married, living with her husband, Brant Fuller, and son, Lawrence, in Austin, TX.
Mark & Carol KohlCadence ID: 10086
Airmen Ministry Center: Higher Grounds
Adult Ministry - Coffee House
Ellsworth Air Force Base