Associate Editor’s Note: Pastor Schroeder comes to write for BJS through many years of experience in serving first in the AELC, then in the ELCA. As of 2010 he joined the LCMS by colloquy.
Rev. Mark Schroeder was ordained on April 24, 1983 into the AELC (a break off of the LCMS). He then became a part of the ELCA by merger, and after many years of bearing the burden, left the ELCA and sought membership in the LCMS. He currently serves as the Pastor at Concordia Lutheran Mission. His website for the mission has an excellent history of both himself and the mission. You can read it here.
Concordia Lutheran Mission is listed as a Christ on Campus Chapter of Higher Things serving the campuses of Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University.
The mission is sponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran of Roanoke, VA.
Pastor Schroeder is married to Natalie, and they have three children (Luke, Talitha, and Abraham).
We welcome Pastor Schroeder aboard to the writing crew of BJS and look forward to his contributions! – Pr. Scheer