Information about faculty members and staff

The Rev. Dr. Mark W. Oldenburg

The Rev. Dr. Mark W. Oldenburg

Dean of the Chapel and Steck-Miller Professor of the Art of Worship
Phone: 717.338.3028


The Rev. Dr. Mark Oldenburg has been teaching at the Seminary since 1986. His areas of responsibility include not only teaching in the areas of worship, spirituality, preaching, and history, but serving as dean of the chapel, Center for Diaconal Ministry team leader and chair of Music, Gettysburg!, a 20 event free concert series connected with the Seminary. 

His primary academic interests are the church year, hymnology, and the history of American Lutheran worship. He has published articles in all of these areas, as well as hymns and sermons. 

Prior to coming to Gettysburg, he served as parish pastor, hospital chaplain, and Evangelical Outreach Coordinator in New Jersey. 

Oldenburg is a contributor to the Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism; Inside Out: Worship in an Age of Mission; Spirituality: Toward a 21st Century Lutheran Understanding and several other volumes. He serves as a member of the candidacy committee of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, and divides his time between Gettysburg and Baltimore.

B.A., Gettysburg College, 1974
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 1979
Ph.D., Drew University, 1991.

Courses: New Course for Spring Academy Week:  4.600 Proclaim Liberty: Crossroads Academy April 2013

Other Links Music, Gettysburg!