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religious organization administrator

Mark William Thomsen, Religious organization administrator. Avocations: jogging, golf. M C. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Dana College, 1988. Member American Society Missiology.


Thomsen, Mark William was born on February 24, 1931 in Owatonna, Minnesota, United States. Son of Jens Harry and Helena Rogna (Hansen) Thomsen.


Bachelor, Dana College, 1953. Bachelor of Divinity, Trinity Theological Seminary, 1956. Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1957.

Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1971. Doctor of Divinity, Dana College, 1982.


Vice principal academy affairs, member faculty Theological College Northern Nigeria, Bukuru, 1957-1966. Lutheran campus pastor University Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 1966-1967. Associate professor philosophy and religion Dana College, Blair, Nebraska, 1967-1972.

Pastor St. Peter Lutheran Church, Dubuque, 1972-1980. Associate professor mission and world religions Lutheran Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, 1980-1981. Director Division for World Mission and Interch.

Cooperative American Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, 1981-1987. Executive director Division for Global Mission Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Chicago, since 1987. Guest lecturer management of ministry Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, 1979.

Board directors Lutheran World Relief, New York City. Project committee Department for Mission and Development, Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, since 1990. Member general board National Council of the Churches of Christ in United States of America, New York City, since 1988.

Advisor Church Council, Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Chicago, since 1988.


  • Avocations: jogging, golf. M C.


Member American Society Missiology.


  • Other Interests

    Jogging, golf.


Married Mary Lou Kafer, November 29, 1952. Children: Mark Lawrence, Derek James, Sandra Kay, Sheryl Louise.

Jens Harry Thomsen

Helena Rogna (Hansen) Thomsen

Mary Lou Kafer

Mark Lawrence Thomsen

Derek James Thomsen

Sandra Kay Thomsen

Sheryl Louise Thomsen