Hi, my name is Mark Salgado. I have been going to Evergreen my whole life. I have actually been attending Evergreen since we were located at 2nd and Evergreen. I became a Christian at an Evergreen VBS (Vacation Bible School) when I was really young. I have been very blessed to see how our church has grown and changed throughout my life. As I have grown up I have been involved in several different ministries. Currently, In addition to being an intern, I am serving as the department head for the nursery classes, a youth advisor at Bridge (the high school youth group), and I do ushering once a month.
My journey of becoming an intern started at the All Church Summer Conference in 2012. It was at that conference I received a calling to foreign missions. After the conference I talked to Pastor Victor about missions. One of the things he brought up was the possibility of becoming an intern. The thought of becoming an intern was one that really stuck with me. Unfortunately, my work schedule was always changing, so I thought I couldn’t commit to being an intern, but I never stopped thinking about it. In 2016 I changed jobs, and I finally had a normal 8-4:30 schedule. Thanks to this I was able to take on more commitments, but unfortunately I was now working 100% of the time the church office was open during the weekdays. I started to think I wouldn’t be able to become an intern for a while. Within my first half year at my new job I was passing by Pastor Cory. He stopped me, asking briefly if I would be interested in joining a group he was starting up again. I really didn’t know what the group was, and I didn’t realize he was starting up a group of interns. I think I kind of hesitated, even though I wanted to be a part of that group, so Pastor Cory told me to think about it and let him know later.
Shortly after, I decided I wanted to be a part of it, but I kept forgetting to let Pastor Cory know. Before I knew it, a year had passed, and I hadn’t let him know I was interested. I was starting to think I would be missing out on this group Pastor Cory was starting. Then last summer, Pastor Cory invited me to the intern retreat as the start of my internship. So now, here I am an intern of Evergreen SGV. I hope that as an intern I will be able to serve more people, and learn how to do full time ministry.