Mark Paustian



Rev. Mark Paustian


As participants learn to link the stories of Jesus in the four gospels with the skeptical challenges they regularly encounter in our world, they will tap into an inexhaustible supply of witnessing material and hone a style of Christian apologetics that keeps Jesus himself on center stage. This presentation will include a window into narrative scholarship to understand why the story form is the most powerful communication form available to us.


Mark graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., in 1988 and went on to launch an exploratory mission in Rockford, Ill. He has been teaching at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., since 2001, specializing in the areas of interpersonal communication, Old Testament Hebrew, apologetics, and homiletics. Mark holds a Ph.D. in communication from Regent University. He is a frequent presenter and has written books on witnessing and worship. He and his wife, Connie (Kroll), have two daughters, Abby and Hannah, and two sons-in-law, Keenan Smark and Joe Rodewald.