MARKUS WOODS, SR.
The treasury of the organization will be governed by Treasurer Markus P. Woods. Markus brings a wealth of experience in budgeting and financial management.
Markus grew up in the Highland Park, MI community where he is still very dedicated to contributing to the success and productivity of the youth and the community. Markus graduated from Highland Park High School and is currently finishing his Bachelors in Health and Human Services from Southern New Hampshire University.
Markus has been involved with various community organizations and projects. He has worked with block clubs and neighborhood youth and seniors. He loves mentoring troubled high school students. He has been a member of the Highland Park’s Chapter of My Brother’s Keeper for almost a decade. He served as the Assistant Director of Operation Weed and Seed for 5 years. Operation Weed and Seed is a program through the Justice Department that assisted with neighborhood clean ups and provided safe housing for children.
Although an excellent administrator, Markus feels more fulfilled working hands on side by side with youth, community leaders and other volunteers. He has demonstrated this through helping organize and then participating in initiatives such as Paint the Town, a cleanup project in Highland Park. Markus is currently a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer for Abused and Neglected Children in Wayne County. He serves under Judge Virgil Smith and Director Roland Smith. Markus is charged with going into the community and performing home visits to assess the environment and advocate for the best interest of the child. He is motivated to perform this work knowing that he can assist with providing protection to children and possibly reunite a family.
Markus has been a member of Faith Tabernacle Church for over 40 years. Within this time, he has been involved in several ministries. He was the Youth Director of the Fire Starters Youth Ministry, Chairman of the Deacon Board and he currently serves in the ministerial Staff, Elders Counsel, Administration Board, Usher Board, Men's Ministry and Evangelism Ministry.