Mark E. Diehl has served the Presbyterian Church as minister of the Word and Sacrament since his ordination in 1980. His ministry has encompassed the southeastern United States, including Louisiana, Arkansas, Maryland, Tennessee, and most recently North and South Carolina. Mark’s pastoral roles in congregations have been equally diverse, serving in churches of 12 to 3,500 members located in rural and small-town settings as well as inner cities and suburban areas. Since 2012, his focus has been on transitional ministry in congregations between called senior ministers/heads of staff. Mark’s work at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church is his fifth interim.
A native Texan, Mark received his education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX (BA, History), Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA (MDiv), and Loyola University at Baltimore (MS in Pastoral Counseling). He is certified for pastoral counseling and for Transitional Ministry in the Presbyterian Church USA. Mark has authored God of Deliverance and Transformation: The Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century, which recently was published and is available on Amazon.
Mark is married to Mary Brown Diehl, and they have three grown children (Rebekah, Will, and David), and one granddaughter (Meier).