Rev. Allison Mark is senior pastor of Faith United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese American congregation. She previously served as interim pastor at North Hollywood First United Methodist Church; associate pastor at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles and First United Methodist Church in Pasadena. She is formerly coordinator of the Young Clergy Initiative, a collaborative project of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church and Claremont School of Theology aimed at increasing the number of young clergy. Mark is a Bread for the World activist and former Hunger Justice Leader. She is an energetic worker for justice and deeply engaging in the world. Mark holds a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion and is ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church.