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Rev. Mark Surburg grew up in Bloomington, Indiana.  He received his B.A. from Concordia College (now University), Ann, Arbor, Michigan with a double major in Biblical Languages and Religion.  Pastor Surburg received a Master of Divinity degree in 1999 and a Master of Sacred Theology degree in 2000 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  He also attended graduate classes in Classics at Washington University, St. Louis.  He served as vicar at Bethany Lutheran Church, in Alexandria, VA.

Prior to receiving a call to the parish, Pastor Surburg was a doctoral student in New Testament Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.  He also preached regularly in north Texas.  Pastor Surburg was ordained and installed as pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lyons, IL on November 9, 2003.  While at Zion he served as an adjunct professor in the Theology Department at Concordia University, Chicago.

Pastor Surburg served Zion until June 2006.  He was installed as pastor at Good Shepherd on July 30, 2006.  He has published articles in the Lutheran WitnessConcordia Journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly, and Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology.  He served as a consulting scholar for Concordia Publishing House's Lutheran Study Bible, has written for Concordia Pulpit Resources, and was a contributor to Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Services . Pastor Surburg has served as the District Life Coordinator for the Southern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and as Circuit Visitor.

Pastor Surburg’s wife, Amy, is a Nurse Practitioner.  They have four children.

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