Published on July 7th, 2016 | by Chad T.


Mark Sleeper

Mark Sleeper is a retired high school superintendent. Born in Mankato, Minnesota Mark moved to St James, Minnesota at a young age where he grew up and graduated from St. James High School. He is one of three children with a brother who is 2 years older than him and has a sister that is one year younger than he is.

What are your favorite books and why?

One of my favorite books is written by Rick Warren and it is called What On Earth Am I Here For? It’s just about life, meaning and spiritual beliefs. I like it because it puts meaning into your life in that there is a purpose. He also wrote A Purpose Driven Life which was a big seller as well.

What’s your favorite film and why?

I love comedies and one movie that I keep watching over and over again is Jim Carrey’s Liar, Liar. There are a couple of court scenes in there, I just don’t know how he does it. It is a very funny movie!

What do you do in your spare time?

I am a big golf fanatic, I play 4 days a week. I played golf my whole life; I played competitively in high school and played competitively in college. It has been kind of a passion of mine. I am fortunate to have been successful and was awarded the opportunity to play in some tournaments.

What’s one piece of advice you can share with others?

The biggest piece of advice I can give, what I have learned, is to spend a lot of your time focusing on other people and their needs as opposed to your needs and what you can do for yourself or what you can have. My other advice would be to stay away from worldly possessions. Your possessions may make your life easier but they won’t give you peace and joy.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

I have a couple, I would have to narrow it down. I guess it would have to be someone dominating the conversation. You can’t get a word in because they won’t stop talking. They over power you with their conversation. A one sided conversation.

Mark Sleeper


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