Mark Wessner, PhD
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies for Leadership
The common threads in much of Mark’s experience and education are leadership, teaching, and spiritual formation. Mark is passionate about helping others effectively integrate biblical studies and leadership in their daily lives, in the local church, and in the marketplace.
Prior to becoming President of MB Seminary (2016-present), Mark was a Pastor at Westwood Church (2006-2016) and before that, a Regional Manager for the provincial government in the area of land development (1993-2006). Mark has taught at public, private, and Christian universities, both in the classroom and online. In addition, Mark has been a chaplain in hospital, prison, and university sports contexts.
Bachelor’s Degree, Biblical Studies | Canadian Bible College
Master’s Degree, Old Testament Literature | Regent College
- MA thesis: Face to Face: Panim el-Panim in Old Testament Literature
PhD, Biblical Hebrew Narratology | University of Pretoria, South Africa
- PhD dissertation: Character Evaluation in Biblical Hebrew Narrative: Toward a Literary and Theological Understanding of the ’ăsher-verb Formula
Let’s Talk: Engaging Conversations about Controversial Topics (Independently published, 2017).
“No One like Josiah: Covenant Faithfulness and Leadership” in Direction Journal Fall 2018 Vol. 47 No.2.
“Genesis and Human Origins: What Makes a Human ‘Human’ and Why Does it Matter?” in Direction Journal Spring 2014 Vol. 43 No.1.
“Theological Foundations for Mission: Do We ‘Get’ the Big Picture?” in Direction Journal Spring 2012 Vol. 41 No.1., co-authored with Dr. Bryan Born.
“Toward a Literary Understanding of Moses and the Lord Panim el-Panim in Exodus 33:7-11” in Restoration Quarterly Summer 2002 Vol. 44 No.2.
“Toward a Literary Understanding of Panim el-Panim in Genesis 32:23-33” in Restoration Quarterly Fall 2000 Vol. 42 No.3.