Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies
Director, Center for Community Engagement
B.A., Whitworth College
M.A., Gonzaga University
M.N.M., Regis University
Courses Taught: Models for Programming, Philosophy & Practice of Ministry, Practicum, Field Experience
Biography: Mark Jackson serves as Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies and Director of the Center for Community Engagement at Trinity Lutheran College. He teaches courses in youth and family ministry, spiritual formation, program planning, and organization administration.
Mark’s congregational experience includes programming for youth, families, and young adults, as well as Christian education and worship planning. He is a frequent curriculum reviewer for Augsburg Fortress Publishers and has authored several resources in the area of service learning and youth ministry. He serves as a resource to congregations in the areas of service learning, youth leadership, faith formation, and long-range planning for youth ministry.
Mark’s educational background includes a B.A. in Business Management and Certificate in Leadership & Church Management from Whitworth College, an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Gonzaga University, and an M.N.M. (Nonprofit Management) from Regis University.
Mark lives in Everett with his wife, Colette, and son, Isaac. He loves to travel and is especially interested in medieval church architecture and the relationship between art and faith. Mark enjoys the mountains, rain, and good coffee of Western Washington.