Over 40 candidates applied for the Executive Pastor position. Through the Lord’s guidance, the search committee narrowed it down to one candidate, Mark Schuitema. In conclusion of the interview process, the elder council unanimously recommends Mark Schuitema as the Executive Pastor and an Elder at Pennington Park Church. The official vote will be at the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, Dec. 19. Join us at the church-wide dessert night on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5:00 p.m. to get to know the Schuitema family.
Mark joined the staff at College Park in 2011 and served as the Pastor of Community. He served as an Elder for the North East Indy Parish. In his role as the Pastor of Community, Mark has provided leadership, direction, and vision for Discipleship, Small Groups, Membership and Assimilation, Theological Development, and Soul Care (biblical counseling).
Mark is passionate about helping people understand the life-changing power of the gospel; experiencing the freedom, joy, and life that come from walking with Jesus every day; and growing as a disciple-making disciple.
Prior to working at College Park, Mark served as a Campus Director with CRU on campuses in Indianapolis and around the state of Indiana. Mark loves spending time with his family, playing outdoors, experiencing adventures together, and helping them grow and understand how to be disciples of Jesus for a lifetime.
Mark is husband to Emily and father to his four children, Will, Eleanor, Owen, and Henry.