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Staff

Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor

General Manager

Linda Rockefeller

Business Manager

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Yolanda Thompson

Administrative Assistant

Valerie Case

Valerie Case

Everyday Blessings Host

Kevin Kloss

Kevin Kloss

The Way Home Co-Host and Program Director

Mark Hard

Mark Hard

Mornings Host and Director of Ministry Relations

Born and raised in Syracuse, NY Mark grew up in a musical household with a father prolific in lyric writing and a mother who attended Crouse College, Syracuse University’s School of Music.  Mark started singing at the age of 4 and has never stopped. Saved at the age of 12. Mark realized early in life that his talents belong to the Lord.

 

Mark earned degrees in Communications and Musical Performance with a concentration in Voice and more recently graduated with honors from Syracuse University’s Falk College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 2012 and looks to complete his Masters degree in May of 2014.

 

Mark has performed several concerts through the years at local churches and special events and currently serves as music leader at his local church.

 

Mark worked at the Mars Hill Network for 25 years starting out on the overnights back in 1989.  He hosted the Request Time program for 7 years. Mark has also served as midday host and now can be heard on Mornings.  Mark also holds the title of Operations Director at Mars Hill.

 

Mark makes his home in Fairmount, NY and has been married to his lovely wife Nancy for 26 years.  They have two children.

Dawn Sessler

Weekend Host

Dan Dunn

The Way Home Host and Producer

Bob Doss

Weekend Morning Host

Rich Lupia

Rich Lupia

Staff Meteorologist

I'm live on MHN Mornings from 6:00 - 8:30 AM weekday mornings and have been with the ministry since 2012. Covering all the weather across the network, from Canada to Long Island and all of Upstate New York. Listen for weather updates day and night on MHN.

I was a Meteorologist for WKTV-TV in Utica, NY from 1996-2005. After living in Nevada for three years, myself and my family returned to Central New York in 2008 and by the grace of God, started a company in 2012. As President of Lupia & Associates LLC, a media services company. We offer a wide variaty of services including a media agency business, audio and video studios as well as oversee the winter weather recreation website www.upstatesnow.com.

I make my home in Deerfield with my wife of 12 years Amy and 10 year old son Zachary. We serve together at Community Baptist Church of Poland, NY we are also foster parents.

Phil Pilalas

Phil Pilalas

IT Support, Webmaster, and Afternoon Host

The Lord directs us in mysterious ways, Isaiah 55:8-9. As a believer God directs our path, and crafts our experience for future service for Him. As I look back on my life I remember important events. Every event, encounter with people, every friend, all have an impact on what we can do for Christ; if we allow Him to use those experiences.

I studied Broadcast Communications while attending Pensacola Christian College where I received my Bachelors degree. While at PCC I met my wonderful wife, Danae. We both graduated and were married the same year. I went on to receive my MBA in Marketing at a University in Tucson Arizona. God was crafting my experience and directing my path to become a servant for Him. The Mars Hill Network is where God directed my path. I’m able to use my talents and my education to communicate encouragement and the gospel of Jesus Christ, daily. What an amazing privilege to come to work every day and reach so many people with The Word of God.

My prayer is continued service alongside my wife Danae, my daughter Adonia, and my son Phil IV.

Mike Dwinell

Chief Engineer

Rob Poulsen

Weekend Host

I am the audio engineer and call screener for Open Mic, Friday evenings from 8-9pm. You can also hear me on Saturday afternoons with Rob from 1-6pm.
I always wanted to be in broadcasting and the LORD gave me a fine radio voice. I used to make tapes of myself introducing popular songs and telling jokes like my favorite announcers did. While working on my bachelor's in SUNY Oswego's Communications/Broadcasting program I was blessed with my first radio job at WSCP, an AM station in my hometown. I also interned in the news department at WRVO, Oswego and upon graduation I became news director at WSCP. Since then I have worked at rock, pop and classical music stations in the Hudson Valley and Capital region. Upon returning to Syracuse, one of my cousins and a good friend made me aware of Mars Hill Network and I began to listen and renew my relationship with the LORD. He opened a door in an opportunity to return to the airwaves and I am so blessed to be found worthy to join this wonderful ministry and serve God in this way.
I am the father of one son who is serving in the US Air Force in Okinawa. My faith is an essential part of my life and I am a bi-weekly contributor of Christian articles for examiner.com and serve my faith community as a Sunday school teacher. My other interests include DJ services, vocalist and keyboard player in a band and restoring my old truck.

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