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Reach1 was born when I read a story about a shepherd and his flock. The shepherd had one hundred sheep, but he lost one.  The shepherd in the story left ninety-nine other sheep to seek out the one sheep that was lost. It was impressed on my heart that each person, no matter their story, has infinite value.  We are given an opportunity to reconcile others back to a place of wholeness and true identity. The reconciliation mission is the  number one calling of those who desire to see lives impacted in a great way. Reach1 stands for Reconciling Every Abandoned Child Home. LEARN MORE…


The reality is that there are many of us  believing lies about ourselves and about our potential, and there is a constant struggle to see the bigger picture. It’s time to embrace the future God has for you and start walking in the knowledge of who you are and whose you are. All of my life, I thought the only value I brought to this world was through the game of football. But scripture says that Jesus came and died for me. Heaven went bankrupt to restore my value. We are all created in the image and likeness of God, and it is time to start walking and living like it.

I am passionate about public speaking and youth outreach in Canton, Ohio. Life is about community. When I was in the midst of my addiction, God placed a strong community and support system around me and each of these individuals reminded me of who I was. It’s about getting connected and staying connected with imperfect people who recognize there is a perfect Jesus living inside. It starts with the right thinking. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” This means our thoughts are important. If you don’t think right, it is impossible to live right. In order to thrive in this life, we have to adapt the mindset of Christ to ensure we never misplace our identity. I plan on doing that as a motivational speaker and helping equip individuals with tools that lead to a meaningful and productive life. 


Markus is a passionate public speaker who loves to encourage and speak truth and life into the lives of people. He has spoken at a variety of diverse venues including churches, middle and high schools in Stark County, Ashland County and Mahoney Valley, youth conventions, church camps, and the 2018 Men’s Rally in the Valley. Coming up Reach1inc will be traveling to Indiana, Mississippi, California and Indiana for speaking engagements. Motivation, public speaking and forward action are the tools we will use to connect. 



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