Meet our Staff

Pastor Mark & Bonnie 2015

Rev. Dr. Mark S. Bollwinkel

Pastor Mark Bollwinkel has been a public speaker since the age of fifteen. At eighteen he received his license to preach.

Mark says today that preaching is his central focus and joy in ministry.

Mark graduated from the University of the Pacific and received his Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, CA.

After seminary, he worked in Sarawak, East Malaysia, for three years, with his beloved wife, Bonnie, by his side.

Bonnie and Mark have been married for 40 years; we have two adult sons, Dan and Matt, and two grandpuppies.

Today preaching is his central focus and joy in ministry. He is a proponent of active community involvement and has served on the Board of Directors of multiple local agencies, including East Bay Habitat for HuPastor Mark 2bmanity and Community Services Agency of Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills.  Pastor Mark is certified for service on “hotline” suicide prevention phones and for police chaplaincy.

One of his hobbies that he’s passionate about is ceramics. Known as the “Pastor Potter,” he has studied, taught, and widely exhibited his pottery. He’s a devoted fan of the San Francisco Giants, with encyclopedic knowledge of the team and its history! Pastor Mark also loves to cook and is an avid fisherman.

Services & Sermons

You can now watch our past services online.  You can also read them on-line at our blog.

Church of the Wayfarer Staff

Abby King

Office Manager
Phone: 831-624-3550

Marshall Carpenter

Organist in Residence
Phone: 831-624-3550

Carolyn Thomas

Brick Program Coordinator
Phone: 831-224-6460

Francoise Cheysson

Wedding Coordinator
Phone 831-498-3508

Holly Heimer

Nursery Attendant
Phone 831-625-3550

Main Office

(831) 624-3550

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