Mark Thallander is probably best known for his 18 – year music ministry at The Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California. Following an accident in August 2003, his left arm was amputated at Maine Medical Center. The day he was released from New England Rehabilitation Hospital, he attended the Joyce Jones recital here. He is currently a free-lance organist, composer/arranger, author, and President of the mark Thallander Foundation. He resides in Palm Springs, California and Ogunquit, Maine.