MTC Says Goodbye to Director

01.09.2022 | News & Events

As of August 1, 2022, Rev. Mark Siegert no longer serves as the director of Mission Training Center. Here is a note from him:

Brothers and Sisters, Greetings in Jesus Christ who sends us on His mission.

I want to say a big, heart-felt THANK YOU for supporting me and especially the Mission Training Center instructor over the years. Your work in that regard is very helpful and most appreciated. In fact, I remain convinced that training the lay people to actively and confidently participate in God’s mission—equipping them to be unifying mission leaders—will bless the church beyond our imagination. To me, that is why MTC exists.

Since the beginning of 2021, I have worked to guide MTC toward that purpose, but at the end of July of this year, I stepped away from my role as Director of the MTC. I arrived at this decision through much prayer and contemplation. God has opened doors that will give me the opportunity to serve in congregational and school settings. This will also give the MTC a chance to move even further forward.

The MTC stakeholders – The Northwest District, The California Nevada Hawaii District, The Pacific Southwest District, and Concordia University Irvine—remain supportive of MTC. Like me, they are convinced of its value, and they are committed to do what needs to be done to continue the good work it does.

Sonja Baumeister, the MTC Program Coordinator, is still serving at the MTC. As you can imagine, she has a great deal of insight and will continue to provide guidance to students, instructors, and our other MTC stakeholders.

Again, please be assured that I thank God for you all and for the opportunity to serve alongside you. I will hold you and MTC in my prayers.

In Him,

Rev. Mark Siegert MAEd, MA Theology