Mark Blanke

Mark Blanke

Professor of Education

Department of Education
DCE Program Director
Director of Strategic Planning and University Institutes
Director of Institute for Religious Education

Office: TLEC 211A
Office phone: 402-643-7439


Blanke came to Concordia in 1995 after serving as DCE Program Director at Concordia University – River Forest. Prior to his service at River Forest he served as a parish DCE and Lutheran school principal at two congregations in California.


Ed.D., Adult Education
M.A., Religious Education
M.S., Counseling and Guidance
D.C.E. Certification

Courses taught

Youth Ministry, Group Techniques, D.C.E. Practicum, Leadership Development, Parish Education Program Administration, Confirmation Planning and Implementation, Adult Religious Education


Blanke's other interests include: adult religious education, lay mobilization, leadership development, confirmation planning, and youth ministry.