Bro. Mark Elder, cm (aka Buffalo Bro) is an Instructor of Art at DePaul University in Chicago. He holds two postgraduate degrees (both in painting), but started out with a Physical Education degree from his alma mater, DePaul Univ. Even though he enjoyed coaching and teaching at the Elementary and High School level, Bro. Mark felt that the Spirit was calling him to higher work through the Visual Arts. Which is why he started Art School at 35 years of age.
Today at 64, and born in 1953 near Quantico VA, Bro. Mark has several public murals to his credit. Having one in Rome, and a few scattered around the Midwest, including We Are DePaul 2 (which can be seen from the Fullerton ‘L’ stop. ) is one of four murals that Bro. Mark has done in Chicago. Bro. Mark has been a member of the Vincentian community since 1973, and took permanent vows in 1982. He is also the host of an internet radio talk show known as The Buffalo Bro ½ Hour (Which is Really an Hour.) heard Sunday mornings on radio.depaul.edu.