Rev. Mark Breese - Director of Ministry and Community PartnershipsContact: (716) 285-3403 x.2259
Rev. Mark Breese initially joined Community Missions in September 2005 in a part-time role as Volunteer Coordinator, then accepted the call to become the full-time Agency Minister in July of 2010. A graduate of Trenton State College (now The College of N.J.) with a BA degree in Communications, he received his M.Div. from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1997.
In his role as Director of Ministry and Community Partnerships, Rev. Breese oversees the agency's faith services, while also building relationships and partnerships within the community. He has an open-minded and progressive theological approach to his ministry, emphasizing unity over differences and embracing ecumenical and inter-faith cooperation.
Ordained as a minister in the American Baptist Churches USA (ABC-USA), Rev. Breese has nine years of experience in parish ministry, having served at ABC-USA and United Church of Christ churches in Niagara County. The first church Rev. Breese served (and where he was ordained) was First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, NY-- one of the down town churches that founded the Mission in 1925.
By The Numbers...
In 2016, Community Missions provided:
• 11,104 nights of shelter
• 89,366 meals
• 6,744 individuals with clothing
• 2,295 care days in Youth Services
• 46,888 care days in Recovery Services
• 73,994 care days in Housing Services
• 182 opportunities for Faith Development