Mark Holland was elected April 2, 2013 as the 28th Mayor of the City of Kansas City, Kansas and the 3rd Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas (UG). He is currently serving his first four-year term. His began his UG career as a member of the Board of Commissioners, elected At-Large District 1 in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. Mark is a fourth generation Wyandotte Countian and a third generation clergy in KCK. He has served as the Senior Pastor at Trinity Community Church, a United Methodist Congregation in Kansas City, Kansas since 1999. Mark continues to serve the church in a part-time role. Mark is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1991. He was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1994. In 1997, he graduated from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado where he received his Masters of Divinity. He also attended Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri where he received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2009. Mark is married to Julie Solomon and they have four beautiful children: Daniel, Gabriel, Luke, and Esther.