Fr. Marek was born in Debica, Poland, on April 26, 1970. He attended Mayor Seminary in Tarnow and the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland. He was ordained a priest on July 3, 1995, by Bishop Jozef Zycinski of Tarnow. After working for several years in his diocese, he spent 6 years as a missionary in Ecuador. During this time he was a Pastor of two big parishes in Quevedo and Mocache, Los Rios province.
He has worked in the Diocese of St. Augustine since 2008: first at Christ the King Parish in Jacksonville, Florida and next at San Sebastian Parish in St.Augustine Florida. He was assigned to St. Augustine Parish and Student Center in Gainesville in July 2012 as Parochial Vicar. In this position Fr. Marek supervised parish staff in Worship and Education, which includes our coordinators of Liturgy, Religious Education and RCIA. He was named Pastor of St. Augustine Church & Student Center, effective June 1, 2013, and installed August 24, 2014.