Takoma Park, Md. (April 26, 2017) Washington Adventist University welcomes Mark Binondo Sigue, M.A., as the new Director for Gateway Ministries in the Office of Campus Ministries. He previously worked for the University of Maryland Medical Systems in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as an Instructor for Clinical Informatics in OpTime, Surgeon Provider, and Anesthesia. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion with an emphasis in Leadership and Administration from Washington Adventist University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Andrews University.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Mark grew up at the Adventist University of the Philippines. He and his family migrated to the United States in 1995, and he began his college education at Southern Adventist University before transferring to Andrews University. On his way to serve as a full-time missionary to Kellyville Church in Sydney Australia in 2000, he went to the Philippines, where he met and fell in love with the former Marifel Resuena Kemink. They were married in March of the following year. Marifel currently works as a Laboratory Clinician for Kaiser Permanente's Regional Lab in Rockville, Maryland. The couple’s seven-year-old son, Marco, is a first grader at Frederick Adventist Academy. They are members of the Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mark started ministry work at the General Conference (GC) Adventist Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. He worked there for five years before leaving the Secretariat Office and Ministerial Association to follow God's calling in ministry as the Associate Pastor of Sligo SDA Church in Takoma Park until 2010. He has also served as the district pastor in the Virginia Beach/Tidewater area and as a Youth Pastor at Frederick SDA until 2016.
“To me, there is nothing more honorable and fulfilling than being allowed to come alongside a young person and see the Lord work in their lives over time,” said Sigue. “WAU was founded on its mission to be the institution of service and as the new Director for Campus Ministries, the mission of service begins with me. It is then my prayer that as a result of my commitment, you, too, will have the passion to serve others as representatives of Jesus.”
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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.