Interim Pastor

Mark Ryman

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          Rev. Mark Edwin Ryman is Production Editor for Sola Publishing, a position that includes editing and designing Connections Magazine, contributing material for SOWeR, an online worship resource, and SEED, an online education database, writing daily devotions based on the Lutheran Confessions, as well as printing Sunday School resources, Bible studies, VBS materials, and other books for Sola.

          He also serves as Interim Pastor for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC. Previously, Ryman has pastored other congregations in North Carolina and Ohio, as well as served on the staff of the North American Lutheran Church, and on the Board of Regents for the North American Lutheran Seminary.

          Mark was born in Springfield, Ohio, as was his wife, Susan. They have been married for 42 years. The Rymans live in Mebane, NC, with their two cats, Vernors and Luther. They have two daughters, Cristin and Miriam, and three granddaughters, Corinne, Juliet, and Piper.

          Susan retired from a 23-year career at Duke University, only to bring her experience to Sola as their Business Manager. In 2018, she was instrumental in moving Sola from Minnesota to North Carolina, where Sola now occupies the old post office in Swepsonville, a few miles south of Graham and six miles west of the Ryman’s home. 

          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, and the Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies and Theology from Carolina Graduate School of Divinity. He is presently writing his thesis for the Doctor of Ministry in Stewardship of the Word through Saint Paul Lutheran Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary.


Jennifer Needham

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Jennifer is a candidate for ordained ministry in the North American Lutheran Church and is currently attending her third year of seminary. She will graduate in May 2020 with Master of Divinity degrees from St. Paul Lutheran Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary. She recently completed a chaplaincy internship at Alamance Regional Medical Center in the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program. Jennifer lives in Asheboro and has 6 children, with the oldest being in college and the youngest in kindergarten.

Music Director

Susan Stone

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Maria Flanagan

  April 2020  
This Week's Events


Reviving the Aging Church
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Rev. Brad Hales, Director of Domestic Mission for the North American Lutheran Church, will be at St. Mark's Lutheran Church to give his presentation on Reviving the Aging Church. Other churches are invited to join us at St. Mark's.

Lunch will be served at Noon.

Admission is free. Please call Pastor Ryman to register. 336-684-5634
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