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Mark Wessner

Mark Wessner

President, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies for Leadership

PhD, Biblical Hebrew Narratology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

MA, Old Testament Literature, Regent College

BA, Biblical Studies, Canadian Bible College

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 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.

More information about Mark’s professional profile can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter, and photos of his many trail running and hiking adventures can be found on Instagram.

Publications

Interpreting Scripture Today: A Mennonite Brethren Model and Method” in Direction Journal Fall 2020 Vol. 49 No.2., co-authored with Dr. Doug Heidebrecht.

No One like Josiah: Covenant Faithfulness and Leadership” in Direction Journal Fall 2018 Vol. 47 No.2.

Let’s Talk: Engaging Conversations about Controversial Topics (independently published, 2017).

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.