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Mark Schaefer

University Chaplain Campus Ministries

Additional Positions at AU

  • Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Mark was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Center Brunswick, New York, near Albany. He earned degrees in Russian Language and Literature from the State University of New York at Albany before moving to Washington to attend the George Washington University Law School. Mark practiced law in the District for five years before beginning his theological studies at Wesley Theological Seminary. After graduating from Wesley, he was appointed by The United Methodist Church to serve as AU’s full time United Methodist Chaplain. Initially appointed as Interim University Chaplain in June, he was appointed in September 2016 to serve as University Chaplain to succeed the Rev. Joe Eldridge. Mark has also been teaching as an adjunct professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department since fall 2006. He is also a summer instructor in New Testament at neighboring Wesley Theological Seminary.


B.A., M.A., (Russian); J.D. (Law); M.Div. (Theology)

Favorite Spot on Campus
University Labyrinth
Book Currently Reading
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Hebrew, Koine Greek

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Kay Spiritual Life Center
Kay - LL 3
Contact Info
(202) 885-3336 (Office)

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