Team Member Spotlight: Mark McMillan
Our latest team member spotlight comes courtesy of WesleyLife marketing intern Alec Thornton (left), a senior at Johnston High School. Alec profiles Mark McMillan, maintenance technician for the past five years at Hearthstone, a ministry of WesleyLife in Pella.
Alec Thornton: What is something about you that might surprise people?
Mark McMillan: "I'm an amateur astronomer. I bought my first telescope in 1986, and I've counted Saturn’s rings and seen moons around Jupiter. I'm also a rock collector, and I've enjoyed being able to present my rock collection to over 50 residents."
AT: "What attracted you to WesleyLife?"
MM: "My wife worked for WesleyLife. I really like it here because the residents make the job fun."
AT: "What is your favorite thing about your job?"
MM: "I'd have to say my most favorite thing is the residents. I'm proud to know over 100 of them by name."
AT: "What's your favorite WesleyLife memory so far?"
MM: "My first year here, I made homemade ice cream and coffee cake for 10 residents. Last year, I did that for over 60 residents! I also created a small garden because one of the resident missed gardening. I'll go out of my way to make even one resident's day better.”
AT: "What makes WesleyLife different from other workplaces?"
MM: "The relationships are really like family. I had to promise the residents at my buildings that I won't leave them for another building! It's a fun environment to be a part of.”