Executive Director

Mark Unger

As the newly appointed Executive Director of REYS, Mark will collaborate with the board of directors to craft a strategic plan, prioritizing the enhancement of services for children and families in the Donegal School District area. His role extends to fostering relationships and garnering support from local churches, businesses, and community leaders. Given REYS’ reliance on donor support, Mark will be intricately involved in donor engagement, ensuring the sustained success of the organization for years to come.

Mark brings a wealth of experience, with 25 years of dedicated work in child welfare. As a leader, he served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services (PCCYFS) for nine years. Additionally, he is the founder of The Chickies Rock AAU Basketball Club and is the President of Christian Safety Trainings, LLC. Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Ministry Leadership, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and an Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Motivated by his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, Mark endeavors to honor God in all aspects of his work. His passion lies in assisting children and families in need of love and support through social services. Guided by the belief that no one is beyond the reach of Jesus’s love and compassion, Mark is committed to loving and serving all people.

Mark, alongside his wife Stefani (Stef), has celebrated 41 years of marriage. Their two married daughters have blessed them with five grandchildren. Family time is a priority for Mark and Stef, who actively engage with their kids and grandkids. Their 23-year affiliation with Lives Changed by Christ Church (LCBC) reflects their active involvement and commitment. Former residents of Maytown for 21 years, they currently reside in Elizabethtown.