Chief Operating Officer

Mark Dowley serves as chief operating officer of the Free Methodist Church – USA.  Before joining the Free Methodist Leadership team, Mark spent the previous 9 ½ years as the Southern Michigan Conference Business Administrator, where he worked with conference churches regarding all areas of administration and finance.`

Prior to his employment with the Conference, Dowley owned and operated a family manufacturing company, developing and manufacturing world class special purpose mechanic hand tools for the professional technician, for 19 years.  The products were made in the United States and shipped throughout the world. Dowley served as the company President.

Dowley has been involved in ventures related to web design as well as real estate.

He has been a Free Methodist his entire life. His grandfather served as a Free Methodist pastor, “so being Free Methodist runs deep in my roots.”

Mark graduated with a business degree from Spring Arbor University, where he met his bride, Diane.  They have two grown children, Alex and Hannah.