Pastor Mark might be considered the veteran pastor of our staff (let’s not say old), having served full-time in gospel ministry since 1982. He began his ministry at one of our sister churches across town, cutting his pastoral teeth at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Appleton. That three-year stint was followed by a 16 year stretch serving God’s people at Divinity Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN. And it was the Lord’s will to call him into service at Bethany in the Fall of 2001. He currently serves as the Parkway Campus Lead and his areas of concentration are the Elders and Spiritual Growth ministries.
Pastor Mark and his wife Marilyn have been married for 35+ years and are the only “empty nesters” on staff. Their adult children Abbie (married to Aaron) and their children Hannah & Elijah; Megan (married to Mike) and their children Nathan & Zachary; and son Daniel – fill their lives with joy, activity, and love.
When Pastor Mark breaks away from work he loves spending time fishing, doing yardwork/gardening, attending to projects around the house, and of course, being a silly grandpa.