Mark Searby has served as the Director of Doctor of Ministry Studies at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL since 2007. He also teaches Pastoral Formation for MDiv students. Searby has served as a pastor, professor, administrator, and seminar leader. Mark is a native of Albion, IL. He received the BA in Christian Ministry from Lincoln Christian College, the MDiv in Pastoral Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and the DMin from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark and his wife, Linda, have been married for forty-one years. They have two sons, John and Joel, both married. They are grandparents of four. Linda is a professor of Educational Leadership at Auburn University. Mark is on the executive board of the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education (ADME) and a member of the International Mentoring Association. Searby is also the principal consultant for Peacewood Consulting Services, which provides consulting for individuals, churches, schools, and other organizations.