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MARKINC Beginnings

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Betters often says that the death of his sixteen-year-old son, MARK, “unbolted his family from its love affair with this world.” MARKINC Ministries is one of the products of that “unbolting.”

Navigating the foreign land of grief reminded Chuck and Sharon Betters that such pathways are better traveled when others ahead of you in the journey offer their experiences as a helpful roadmap. Chuck and Sharon wanted to help others the way they had been helped. This desire translated into offering numerous Help and Hope resources free of charge to hurting people.

Mark Betters

Mark Betters

MARKINC Ministries is named after their son, Mark, and is a platform for producing and distributing resources that address life crises that are often experienced in isolation, long term, and difficult to share with others. Many of the resources are interviews with people who have found comfort, purpose and courage to those who are hurting, as well as practical ways their family and friends can come alongside them.

Other resources include articles, sermons, blogs and video clips that encourage people to walk by faith.

It's the desire of the entire MARKINC Ministries team to fill this website with hundreds of stories and resources that help disciple hurting people. We want to partner with other non-profit organizations by making appropriate resources available to their audiences.

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Meet Dr. Betters

Dr. Chuck F. Betters, founder of MARKINC

Dr. Chuck F. Betters, founder of MARKINC

Through careful study of the Bible, Dr. Charles F. Betters embraced the doctrines of the Reformed Faith early in his ministry. Chuck’s passion for building a spiritual legacy is reflected in his commitment to preach through the Scriptures unapologetically. When the death of his sixteen-year-old son Mark confronted him with life’s hardest questions, he transparently tackled those hard doctrines and painful places of life. His messages, many found on this website, boldly encourage listeners that God is not afraid of their questions about the hard places in life. Out of the grief of his family, MARKINC Ministries was established as a means to offer help and hope to hurting people.

After graduating from the University of Delaware at the age of twenty-one, Dr. Betters and his wife, Sharon, moved to Philadelphia where he pastored Wissahickon United Methodist Church while attending Eastern Baptist Seminary. He then pastored Logan United Methodist Church in Philadelphia as his family grew to three children. He then moved to Delaware to pastor Red Lion Evangelical Church, where his family grew to four children. Eight years later, Dr. Betters served as Pastor of Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church in Bear, Delaware, from 1986 – 2016. During this time he earned his Doctoral degree from Covenant Seminary.  He has four children and fourteen grandchildren. Dr. Betters is the author of Teaching Them Young, and Harlots & Heroines and co-authored Treasures of Faith with his wife, Sharon.

Throughout his pastoral career, Dr. Betters’verse by verse study of the Scriptures was heard on In His Grip, a broadcast aired on numerous radio stations across the country as well as on a local television broadcast. In His Grip was also aired on Oneplace.com and heard by thousands across the world. His messages continue to be aired on a local radio station and are available on the MARKINC Ministries website. Dr. Betters retired from the pastoral ministry after forty-eight years and now invests his time into developing MARKINC Ministries.

Chuck and his family at "Cousins Camp 2011"

Chuck and his family at "Cousins Camp 2011"

Chuck’s favorite fun things to do are large, noisy, laughter-filled family gatherings, enjoying his fourteen grandchildren, and playing golf with his wife. He’s interested in knowing your recommendations for exciting golf courses and any secrets you can share that will help him break 80.

 
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Meet Sharon

Sharon Betters, Co-Founder of MARKINC

Sharon Betters, Co-Founder of MARKINC

Mark at the beach

Mark at the beach

Sharon Betters experienced the power of biblical encouragement in a unique way when, as the mother of four young children, she battled Stage 3 breast cancer and even more so, after the death of her sixteen-year-old son, Mark.

Sharon shares many of these treasures of encouragement through her books, Treasures of Encouragement (written after the death of her son), Treasures of Faith (co-authored with husband, Chuck) and Treasures in Darkness, A Grieving Mother Shares Her Heart. Along with her writing, Sharon pours her passion to help others in her work for MARKINC Ministries, a non-profit she leads with her husband, Chuck.

Sharon started teaching women’s Bible studies in 1969 and has served on the women’s ministry team in every church her husband, Chuck, has pastored. Now she offers help and hope to others by not only writing but helping produce resources that tell redemption stories that help hurting people find purpose and joy in their life journeys.

Sharon says that every season of life brings new challenges and she is still learning that every relationship is a sand paper opportunity. Every mess up along the way is an opportunity to experience grace upon grace. She is committed to walking by faith in the love of Jesus, even if that means wrestling with God to reconcile His sovereignty and love when the lights in life go out. Sharon and her husband, Chuck, are committed to using every opportunity to call back to those coming behind them that God is sovereign and we can trust Him.

Cousins Camp 2015

Cousins Camp 2015

Sharon’s enjoys spending time with her fourteen grandchildren, cousins sleep overs with and Cousins Camp, a week away with all the grands and their parents. Sharon also enjoys a round of golf with husband, Chuck, and even more – a beach day with a good book

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Meet the Board of Directors

Dr. Charles F. Betters, Founder Dr. Betters served as a pastor for 40 years and he is the author of several books including Teaching Them Young. He is also the founder of MARKINC Ministries.

Dr. Charles F. Betters, Founder

Dr. Betters served as a pastor for 40 years and he is the author of several books including Teaching Them Young. He is also the founder of MARKINC Ministries.

Sharon Betters, Co-Founder Sharon is the Co-Founder of MARKINC Ministries and she is the author of several books including, Treasures of Encouragement and Treasures in Darkness.

Sharon Betters, Co-Founder

Sharon is the Co-Founder of MARKINC Ministries and she is the author of several books including, Treasures of Encouragement and Treasures in Darkness.

Melissa Weisenfels, Executive Director Melissa is MARKINC’s Executive director. Prior to working at MARKINC, Melissa worked in the finance industry with both Wilmington Trust Company and Fulton Financial Advisors as a Wealth Management Trust Officer and Private Banker  

Melissa Weisenfels, Executive Director

Melissa is MARKINC’s Executive director. Prior to working at MARKINC, Melissa worked in the finance industry with both Wilmington Trust Company and Fulton Financial Advisors as a Wealth Management Trust Officer and Private Banker  


CeCe Babbit CeCe is Vice President and Human Resources /Marketing Director of Burke Equipment Company. Prior to that she was Executive Director of Student Enrollment and Registrar at Wesley College, Secondary School Social Studies Instructor at Polytech High School and the PEAK Program at Delaware Tech Community College.

CeCe Babbit

CeCe is Vice President and Human Resources /Marketing Director of Burke Equipment Company. Prior to that she was Executive Director of Student Enrollment and Registrar at Wesley College, Secondary School Social Studies Instructor at Polytech High School and the PEAK Program at Delaware Tech Community College.

Richard Davis Rich is a retired Research Chemist who spent 42 years working for DuPont, most of that time doing Process Development for the Crop Protection business.  Rich is also a Former Delaware Legislator who served 16 years as a State Representative, and still serves on the Delaware Financial Advisory Council. 

Richard Davis

Rich is a retired Research Chemist who spent 42 years working for DuPont, most of that time doing Process Development for the Crop Protection business.  Rich is also a Former Delaware Legislator who served 16 years as a State Representative, and still serves on the Delaware Financial Advisory Council. 

Marcla Elison Marcla is a retired 7th grade science teacher. She taught for 32 years. Since retiring, Marcla has served on Heathergreen Commons Board since 2004 and continues to serve as a BSF (Bible Study Fellowship International) group leader (since 2004).

Marcla Elison

Marcla is a retired 7th grade science teacher. She taught for 32 years. Since retiring, Marcla has served on Heathergreen Commons Board since 2004 and continues to serve as a BSF (Bible Study Fellowship International) group leader (since 2004).


Douglas MacGray Doug is a principal and Chief Compliance Officer of Compass Ion Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm.  Prior to joining the wealth management industry, Doug spent a dozen years in the private practice of law where he concentrated in estate planning and business law and prior to that Doug served as a missionary with Liebenzell Missions in the Republic of Palau.

Douglas MacGray

Doug is a principal and Chief Compliance Officer of Compass Ion Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm.  Prior to joining the wealth management industry, Doug spent a dozen years in the private practice of law where he concentrated in estate planning and business law and prior to that Doug served as a missionary with Liebenzell Missions in the Republic of Palau.

Heidi Scott Heidi am Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Morning Star Counseling in Quarryville, PA.  She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families through a variety of difficulties including trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and addictions.  She has served in her church and community as a consultant on issues including parenting, sexual abuse, addictions, and family and relational issues. She is  a wife and mother of two children and reside in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

Heidi Scott

Heidi am Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Morning Star Counseling in Quarryville, PA.  She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families through a variety of difficulties including trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and addictions.  She has served in her church and community as a consultant on issues including parenting, sexual abuse, addictions, and family and relational issues. She is  a wife and mother of two children and reside in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

George Timko After serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, George worked for Toys R Us for 20 years where he served at the Vice President of International Operations. George has also worked as a business owner and a consultant. Currently, George works at Red Lion Christian Academy by Glasgow Church as the Comptroller.   

George Timko

After serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, George worked for Toys R Us for 20 years where he served at the Vice President of International Operations. George has also worked as a business owner and a consultant. Currently, George works at Red Lion Christian Academy by Glasgow Church as the Comptroller.   


Dion Williams Dion Williams is the President / CEO of Del-One Federal Credit Union. Del-One is a full service financial cooperative serving over 55,000 members with 10 branch locations throughout Delaware. With over 20 years in the credit union industry, Dion has long been an advocate for serving the under-served with affordable financial products and services.

Dion Williams

Dion Williams is the President / CEO of Del-One Federal Credit Union. Del-One is a full service financial cooperative serving over 55,000 members with 10 branch locations throughout Delaware. With over 20 years in the credit union industry, Dion has long been an advocate for serving the under-served with affordable financial products and services.

 
 
 
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Meet The Team

Melissa Weisenfels Executive Director

Melissa Weisenfels

Executive Director

Kasie Lamme General Manager

Kasie Lamme

General Manager

Becky Mercer Graphic Designer

Becky Mercer

Graphic Designer

Loretta Harper-Brown Director of Development

Loretta Harper-Brown

Director of Development

Bill Hughes Resource Manager

Bill Hughes

Resource Manager

Stephen L'Italien Sound Engineer

Stephen L'Italien

Sound Engineer

Barbie L'Italien Financial Manager

Barbie L'Italien

Financial Manager

Jack Thompson Videographer

Jack Thompson

Videographer

 
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What We Believe

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
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