Mark Dever, Author and Speaker
Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Dr. Dever holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Dr. Dever has also authored several books and articles. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. See whole biography.
Ryan Townsend, Executive Director
Ryan gives oversight to the organization. Born and raised in Houston, he grew up attending a Unitarian church. Ryan moved to Washington, DC in 1993 to attend Georgetown University. After graduation he converted to Christ through the ministry of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, where Ryan later served as a pastoral assistant to Mark Dever. In 2005, Ryan began his master of divinity studies at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. During his time in Louisville, Ryan served as the pastor for administration & children at Clifton Baptist Church. Ryan now lives with his wife and five children in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director
Jonathan edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He is also the author of several books on the church. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity from Southern Seminary and has worked as an interim pastor. He is also working on his Ph.D. in ecclesiology. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Cheverly, Maryland. See more.
Karen Race, General Manager
Karen started her first job in college on October 31, 1995 (reformation day, naturally) at a seminary. Her life has now come full circle. After her latest stint as director of White House Personnel for President George W. Bush, she walked across Spain (literally), and the road ended right across the street from her house, at 9Marks. Karen has served as general manager since August 2009, overseeing the operations and many volunteers of 9Marks. She enjoys coffee, zumba, laughter and fine jewelry.
Bobby Jamieson, Assistant Editor and Website Manager
Bobby writes new web and print material and helps edit the 9Marks Journal. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies, Bobby was a pastoral intern at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. He is an MDiv student at Southern Seminary, and he lives with his wife and two daughters in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife are members of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville.
Justin D. Leighty, Development Manager
Justin helps 9Marks fund raise and strategically partner with local churches. Before joining 9Marks, Justin served as producer of The Albert Mohler Program, a nationally syndicated radio program. Prior to that he served President George W. Bush as Paralegal for Investigations in the White House Counsel's Office. Justin is currently enrolled at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and lives in Louisville, KY.
Joe Rodriguez, Administrative Manager
Joe facilitates a host of office activities and helps to keep the office running from day to day. Before joining 9Marks, Joe worked with International Christian Concern advocating for the persecuted church. Joe received his Bachelors in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.
Peyton Broadhurst, Administrative Manager
Peyton manages the daily administrative needs that flow through a small non-profit organization, but focuses most of her time on the logistics for 9Marks events and keeping up with our bookkeeping/financial needs. Before joining the 9Marks Staff she worked as an interior design associate for several small residential design firms in the DC Metropolitan Area and as an eligibility caseworker for Guilford County Department of Social Services in NC. Peyton received Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design from Marymount University, Arlington, VA. She and her husband are members of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.