Mark Beckwith was elected the 10th Bishop of Newark on September 23, 2006. He was consecrated as Bishop of Newark on January 27, 2007 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ.
Prior to his election, Mark was Rector of All Saints Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts since 1993. He also served as Associate Rector of St. Peter's, Morristown and Rector of Christ Church, Hackensack. Mark is a 1973 graduate of Amherst College, and a 1978 graduate of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. While in the Diocese of Newark, Mark was a co-founder of Morris Shelter, Inc. and a co-founder and first President of the Inter-Religious Fellowship of the Homeless in Bergen County, now Family Promise of Bergen County.
Mark has been married to Marilyn Olson since 1982, and they are the parents of two grown children, Christine and Paul.