Mark and Genetriz Tourtellotte both served and are retired from the United States Navy. Mark was born in McCook, Nebraska, and joined the Navy out of high school. He served from 1974 until his retirement in 1995. Mark and Genetriz were married in Dededo, Guam, in April 1995, shortly after his retirement. Genetriz was born in the Philippines. She immigrated to the United States in 1980 and joined the Navy in 1981. She served until her retirement in 2008. Genetriz’ last assignment was as Command Master Chief of NAS Kingsville, Texas. After Genetriz’ retirement, Mark and Genetriz moved to Spring Branch, Texas. In December of 2010, they found Oasis of Light Church. Mark and Genetriz have faithfully attended and served in Oasis of Light Church in various capacities since that time, and now currently serve as Elders.