Mark Pothoff

Mark Pothoff

Dean of Students


Hometown & State

Coos Bay. OR

Graduating Institution

MEd in College Student Affairs, Azusa Pacific University, 1999; B.S in Elementary Education, George Fox, 1993

Student Affiliation Group


Favorite Memory Here at Fox

There are too many to list ... some funny and some serious. The first one that comes to mind is being in chapel worshiping with our community.  Listening to students worshiping our Creator is one of many aspects that affirms to me that God is real and present in our community!

Favorite place to hang out in Portland/Newberg



My amazing wife Olivia and three wonderful daughters: Tenley, Kaselyn and Aubrey.

Hobbies or other interesting facts

I enjoy the outdoors, running, and working with my hands building anything out of metal or wood.  Something many people do not know about me ... my greatest passion is building and racing circle track stock cars.  It's been a dream of mine since I was about 5 years old.

Typical Coffee Cottage drink you order

Iced tea!

Favorite Scripture Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5,6