Since 2018, Mark Ramsey has served as Executive Director of The Ministry Collaborative. 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 a frequent contributor to –succeeding the founder Erskine Clarke – now the publisher of Journal for Preachers. Mark has written selections for Feasting on the Gospels and Connections. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Funded by the Louisville Institute, he is working with a group of scholars and pastors on the challenges of race, church, and theological practice. He preaches, teaches, and leads retreats often for clergy groups, church boards, and congregations. Even amid the current challenges, he hopeful and energized by the opportunities for ministry today and what God is doing in the world.
A native of Central Illinois, he is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia and received an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Mark’s daughter, Bridget, lives in New York City, and he is married to Elizabeth Lynn, with whom he co-writes the TMC weekly blog, Digging a Deeper Well, offering spiritual resources for church boards.