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Mark Simone

the Federated Church - UCC
Assoc. Min with Children and Youth
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
That is me on fire in the profile photo and I hold two Guinness World Book records in the Full Body Group Burn category. Think stuntman burns times 20. I have been a full time youth minister for 34 years and still love it. I have written books and shared internationally in training and leadership development. As a survivor of a liver transplant and lymphoma, I take great passion in sharing with teens how precious life is and how important it is to invest in the gift God has given us with conviction and compassion. I am also huge on work camps and have taken hundreds of teens on work camps to Mexico, South Africa and all over the US. At 58 I still love my calling and thank God for the blessing of my ministry-