About the Garageshop

Specializing in VBS & Woodworking for People of Faith!

About the Garage Shop

“My Boss was a Woodworker”

 
The Garage Shop is a stewardship of the gifts of my soul and the use of the breath in my body. We have never made a dime of profit on any commissioned project we have built. It is a joy to have these tools and space to be able to serve God. ‘What we have is a gift from God. What we do with it, is our gift to God.’

If you would like to commission a project for your community; we would be happy to chat with you. You may contact me at my office: 510-889-7233 X101 or contact us by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

Blessings,
--Mark

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Our Beginnings...

 
In 2000, I began my woodworking in earnest when I needed to build some chapel furniture for my chapel community. I looked at the supply catalogs and had a LOT of heartburn spending three or four thousand dollars of the tax payer's money on furniture when I had no idea how long the Navy would assign me to the base, so I went to Home Depot and purchased $100 of wood (my money) and designed and crafted an altar and baptismal font. From these first two woodworking projects have sprung hundreds of others.

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In June 2003, our family said good-bye to the military community and returned to the parish. I am currently the rector (senior priest) of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Castro Valley, California. Looking for a community of faith, come and see...
 
I am formerly an active duty Navy Chaplain. Below is a picture of me on an exercise in Thailand with Marines making 'Helo' insertions. I served in the Navy as an Enlisted Boiler Technician (Second Class) in the seventies as well.
 
I have done some woodworking in the past, but never very seriously. I have worked on and off as a residential electrician, mainly during my school years and when I got out of the Navy (for the first time).
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All others, I will get back to you as soon as I am able. There are times of the year that a response time slows down, but fear not, you will NOT be forgotten.
Thanks.
Blessings,
—Mark

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