Rev. Mark Evan Moss grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and graduated from Abraham Lincoln Sr. High in Bloomington, Mn. and then from Concordia College St. Paul, Minnesota in 1981with a BA degree. He completed his Master of Divinity studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Mark Moss served his first pastorate in Canada where he was a part-time pastor and part-time missionary-at-large for the Minnesota North District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) from DEC 1986 to DEC 1987. In JAN 1988 he joined Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) and worked on the Limba language project in Sierra Leone, West Africa from 1990 to 1993. In 1994 he served one year as an Interim Pastor in Minnesota.
Mark was accessioned onto active duty as an Army chaplain on 8 January 1995. He served as a battalion chaplain for 5 different battalions, over 10 years. He then went on to serve as the Command Chaplain for the Army Service Component Command called Space Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO. He then served as a Brigade Chaplain for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Ft. Riley, KS and next as the Brigade Chaplain for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade at Wiesbaden Army Airfield in Germany. Finally, Chaplain Moss served finally as the Pastoral Care Coordinator for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington State.
During his 20-year Army Career, Mark served on a 6-month peace-keeping tour in Kosovo, a 1-year hardship tour in South Korea, two 1-year combat tours in Iraq, and was stationed for almost 6 years with his family in Germany.
After the Army Mark worked for the LCMS Office of International Missions in West Africa. He was a Theological Educator in Nigeria and Ghana, and then moved to Sierra Leone where he helped with the LCMS re-entry and missions restart in the country until December of 2017. Mark served for a year as the vacancy pastor for Mount Moriah Lutheran church in Byron, Minnesota. He was installed at Mount Calvary Lutheran church in Richfield on 16 December 2018.
Mark is married to Susan (nee Berg) from Maplewood, MN, and they have four children and three grandchildren.