Rev. Mark J Powell,M.Div.

Interim Pastor

Rev. Mark J Powell,M.Div.

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* Openness to other’s view and gives and welcomes feedback  

* Punctual with ability to work under stressful situations

* Organized with ability to multi-task in an efficient manner

* Active Listening Skills, Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner 


Pastoral Experience: 2008-present

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist (2019- 2022) 

Mission Pastor, Great Harvest Lutheran Church/WebChurch (LCI), Whiteland, IN (2010-2014, May 2021-2022) 

Hospice Chaplain (2011-2021) Main Street Hospice, St. Vincent Hospice, Kindred Hospice and Americare Hospice 

Guest Pastor, St. James Lutheran Church (NALC), Greenfield, IN (2014 –2020) 

Interim Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church (LCMC, NALC), Cincinnati (2013-2014) 

Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church (Independent, LCMC), Otterbein, Indiana, (2008- 2010). 

Pastoral Experience includes worship service design and planning, weekly preaching, planning and facilitating weekly adult Bible study sessions, writing and hosting weekly 30 minute radio program, designing and updating church website; As chaplain serve as a member of one or more hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and attend meetings, manage the provision of spiritual need and bereavement services in accordance with hospice policies and Federal Hospice and State Hospice regulatory requirements, maintain proper documentation of pastoral care visits to patients and their families, Conduct or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial services when requested, Serve in on-call chaplaincy services when requested, Provide direct spiritual support and end of life counsel to patients and families in keeping with the spiritual beliefs of the patient and family. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) one unit at Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children; Ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament on November 15, 2009, at Faith Lutheran Church, Otterbein, Indiana. 

Political Communications Consultant 1996-2008 Working with the client and his campaign team to develop and implement a successful campaign strategy, help in design and layout of direct mail and door to door marketing piece, radio advertising copywriter.

Michigan House of Representatives Lansing, MI 2000– 2003 Chief of Staff * Office of the Associate House Speaker/ House Health Policy Committee Chair: Chief legislative aide, mentored 2-3 college interns each semester (Michigan State and Lansing Community College), implemented fundraising strategies, developed and implemented communications plan; wrote and produced weekly newspaper article and radio program. 

Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS 1992-1996 Adjunct Faculty member, Mass Communications Department. Instructor: Introduction to Mass Communications (Fall Semester) and Radio and Television Production (Spring Semester). Faculty director of student run on campus radio station which was cable casted on community access cable channel.     

Commercial Radio Programmer and Broadcaster 1982-2000 Programmed and on-air work at radio stations in Illinois, Kansas and Michigan. Morning show host, commercial writing and radio production.


*Master of Divinity: Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN * Social Justice Group Founder/First President 

*Bachelor of Arts: (Cum Laude) St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

*Graduate Theological Study: North American College, Vatican City State, Europe


Community Service:

* Awarded 2011 Indiana Commendation Medal from the Indiana National Guard 

* Appointed Saline County (KS) Planning Commission 1993-1996

* Whiteland Planning Commission, 2009-2011