Mark Ramsey has been Executive Director of The Ministry Collaborative since 2018. This follows serving as senior pastor in churches in Austin TX, Asheville NC, Oak Park IL, Denver CO and East Lansing, MI, as well as starting ordained ministry as an associate pastor in Bethesda, MD. While in Asheville, he participated in a three-year clergy cohort sponsored by Macedonian Ministry. He has been a preacher for Montreat Conference Center’s summer worship series and for Day1. He is an Associate Editor and frequent contributor to Journal for Preachers and has written selections for Feasting on the Gospels and Connections. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A special passion right now is working with a group of scholars and pastors, funded by the Louisville Institute, on the challenges of race, church, and theological practice. Mark finds this time in church life exhilarating and challenging all at the same time. He speaks and leads retreats often for clergy groups, church boards, and congregations.
A native of Central Illinois, he is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia, and also received an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.