Concordia St. Paul News

April 17, 2015

Board of Regents Extends a Call to Pastor Mark Koschmann

Concordia University, St. Paul’s Board of Regents has extended a call to Pastor Mark Koschmann for the open position of Instructor in Missiology in CSP’s Department of Theology and Ministry.

Pastor Koschmann is currently the Associate Pastor of Missions and Outreach at Chapel of the Cross – Lutheran in St. Louis where he has served since he was installed as assistant pastor in June 2011. He completed his Master of Divinity at Concordia Seminary in May 2011 and is currently working on a Ph.D. in American Studies at Saint Louis University. Pastor Koschmann served as a vicar at Woodbury Lutheran Church (Woodbury, Minn.) under current Minnesota South District-LCMS President Dean Nadasdy in 2009-10. 

“Professor Koschmann will bring academic expertise in the cultures and histories of urban life to Concordia," said Dr. Mark Schuler, Chair of the Department of Theology and Ministry. "He also has tremendous real-life experience confronting the tragedies of racism in urban environments."

The courses taught by the Instructor of Missiology include The Mission of God, Varieties of Belief. This instructor will also teach courses specifically related to Concordia’s Director of Christian Outreach program and spearhead the new mentoring program of the Hoffmann Institute in urban and cross-cultural outreach.

Please join the Concordia community in praying for Pastor Koschmann, his wife Kara, and his son Isaiah and daughter Ellie, as well as for Chapel of the Cross congregation as he considers this call.