Mark Wessner, PhD

Mark Wessner, PhD

Biography

President of MB Seminary
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies for Leadership

MB Seminary

mark.wessner@twu.ca

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 www.wessner.ca

EXPERIENCE

President and Associate Professor, MB Seminary
2016 - Present

Adjunct Professor, Briercrest College and Seminary
2013 - 2018

Lead Pastor, Westwood Church
2010 - 2016

Professor of Religious Studies, American Public University System
2002 - 2015

Instructor of Christian Studies, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
2007 - 2010

Research Interest

Text-based Approaches to Biblical Studies 

Spiritual Formation and Health

Team-based Organizational Leadership 

Courses Taught:

Introduction to the Bible

Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders

Old Testament Leadership and Spiritual Formation

Education

Bachelor of Biblical Studies - Canadian Bible College 

MA in Old Testament Literature - Regent College 

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