Meet our Staff

Senior Pastor

Dr. Mark Olson

Pastor Mark, as the children like to call him, was called to our church in 2017. He had previously served five other Baptist churches as Pastor or Senior Pastor. He believes that local churches are called to lead people to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to help Christian grow strong in the faith. Mark holds three degrees: a B.A. from Wake Forest University, an M. Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph. D. in New Testament and Early Christianity from the University of Virginia. In addition to serving as a church pastor, he also taught religious studies at Sweet Briar College, Virginia Tech. He served for  as President of the John Leland Center for Theological Studies for ten years. He has authored three books about the New Testament, the most recent of which is Romans: The Letter that Changes Christian History.

Mark and his wife Linda have two grown daughters: Kristin, a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C., and Jaclyn, who earned a Master of Social Work degree from George Mason University and currently resides with her husband David and daughter Zoey in Sydney, Australia.

Ministry Assistant

Mrs. Laura Harrigan

Laura Harrigan joined our staff as Ministry Assistant in February 2023. Prior to coming to Haymarket Baptist Church, she worked as a Church Parish Administrator for over 7 years and has over 20 years experience as an administrative assistant. Laura lives in Middleburg on a farm with her husband of almost 30 years. She is the proud mom of 3 children and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she loves to read, scrapbook, garden and raise chickens.

Facilities Manager

Mr. Tory Madsen

Tory Madsen hailed from Indianapolis, Indiana until the Navy brought him to Virginia. Tory spent almost 10 years as a Navy Deep Sea Diver and Seabee. Tory currently works for the local government and has an extensive background in construction. Tory and his wife Kristen have three children, Ryan who is a sophomore in high school, as well as Emberlynn (3), Leonardo (10 mos) as well as their two dogs.

Director of the Haymarket Baptist Church Preschool and Kindergarten

Mrs. Laurie Frasz

Mrs. Frasz has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working in the field for over 25 years. She has been a teacher, director, program supervisor, and a curriculum writer. She has served on accreditation teams and led workshops, seminars, and parenting classes in 6 states. Laurie attends Park Valley Church. She is married to her best friend, has 2 grown and married daughters, 4 precious granddaughters, and 1 heart-stealing grandson. She enjoys travel, reading, movies, good restaurants and shopping. Her favorite aspects of directing are leading seasonal performances with the children, creating a warm, family atmosphere in the school and spending time getting to know each student and family. She loves having fun with her staff and looks for ways to inspire excellence in each of them! This is Mrs. Frasz’s 15th year at Haymarket Baptist Church Preschool and Kindergarten (HBCPK).