Mark Traylor

Mark Traylor

Bachelor of Arts
Transformation Leader

Mark Traylor brings decades of pastoral leadership to InitiativeOne. His most recent experience includes building a church and support community in Southeast Boise. This church community has exhibited levels of leadership and love through ministry and aid programs locally in Idaho and internationally in Mexico and Kenya. Mark is passionate about bringing leadership learning to anyone with an open mind and heart.

What is your educational background?

B.A in Christian Education from Simpson University

What is your professional background?

Associate Pastor for 9 years at the First Baptist Church of Burlingame, CA, and founding pastor of Eastwind Community Church where I've served for 24 years.

What is your greatest passion?

Sharing ideas.

What are the best books that you have read?

Bible, Will Durant's Story of Civilization Series, Huckleberry Finn, Mobey Dick, David Brook's Road to Character, Patrick Lincioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team

What is your favorite quote?

As a man thinketh, so he is.

Where do you like to travel?

Idaho's Sawtooth Mountain Range

What is your family information?

I have 3 terrific adult children, Carlie (33), Hailie (31) and Zachary (27).

What is one item on your bucket list?

Trekking in Nepal

What song describes your life?

Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon

How do you spend your free time?

Biking, skiing, backpacking

What is your favorite movie?

Forrest Gump