Mark Ryman is the Communications Coordinator for the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). He began that call on January 1, 2016. He is also the Online Resource Editor of SOWeR, a worship resource from Sola Publishing Company, and served on the NALC Board of Regents.
He has recently been called as pastor to Grace Lutheran Church in Advance, NC. Previously, he was pastor of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Asheboro, NC, Graham Friends Church in Graham, NC, Christ United Methodist Church (UMC) in Lakeview, OH, St. Paul UMC in Springfield, OH, and the One Way House (now called Fellowship Christian Church) in the same city.
Mark was born in Springfield, Ohio, as was his wife, Susan. They have been married for 39 years. Susan retired from a 23-year career at Duke University, and is now the Business Manager for Sola Publishing Company.
The Rymans have two married daughters, Cristin and Miriam, and two granddaughters, Corinne and Juliet.
Susan and Mark are graduates of Ohio Wesleyan University where they each majored in English Literature. Mark also received the Master of Arts in Theology from Houston Graduate School of Theology in 2004 and the Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies and Theology from Carolina Graduate School of Divinity in 2011. He is now working on a Doctor of Ministry in Stewardship of the Word through Saint Paul Lutheran Seminary.