Mark Wessner, PhD

Mark Wessner, PhD


President of MB Seminary
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies for Leadership

MB Seminary

The common threads in much of Mark’s experience and education are leadership, teaching, and spiritual formation. Mark is passionate about biblical studies and leadership, and loves helping others effectively integrate them in the local church and the marketplace. 

Prior to becoming President of MB Seminary, Mark was a pastor at Westwood Church for ten years (Lead Pastor for the last six), and before that he was a regional manager for the provincial government in the area of land development. Mark has taught at public, private, and Christian universities, both in the classroom and online. In addition, Mark has been a chaplain in hospital, prison, and university sports contexts. More information about Mark’s interests and activities can be found at

Research Interest

Text-based Approaches to Biblical Studies 
Spiritual Formation and Health 
Team-based Organizational Leadership 

Courses Taught: 
Introduction to the Bible 
Preaching the Old Testament: Narratives, Law, and Prophets Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders


Bachelor of Biblical Studies - Canadian Bible College 

MA in Old Testament Literature - Regent College 

PhD in Biblical Hebrew Narratology - University of Pretoria, South Africa