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Mark Schaefer

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Mark    Schaefer
Mark Schaefer is an ordained United Methodist minister, currently serving as Senior Pastor at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Bowie, Maryland. He is the former University Chaplain at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. and Director of AU's Kay Spiritual Life Center, one of the oldest interfaith centers in the United States. With nearly two decades serving in young adult campus ministry, he also served as an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at AU and Wesley Theological Seminary, teaching courses in Religion, New Testament, and Biblical Greek.

Mark received his Master of Divinity degree summa cum laude from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. prior to which he received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School. Mark is admitted to the bar as an attorney in New York and the District of Columbia. Prior to his legal and ecclesial careers, Mark received his B.A. and M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the State University of New York, University at Albany. Originally from Upstate New York, Mark has lived in Washington, D.C. for over 29 years.

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