About Mark Jeske
Pastor Mark Jeske has been bringing the Word of God to viewers of Time of Grace since the program began airing in late 2001.
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Pastor Jeske has served as the senior pastor at St. Marcus Lutheran Church on Milwaukee”s near north side since 1980.
Before he began serving as the pastor at St. Marcus, Pastor Jeske spent a year in Colombia, South America, starting a mission church as part of his internship assignment while attending Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin, for his theological postgraduate education.
An accomplished instrumentalist (piano, but also guitar and mandolin, among others), Pastor Jeske enjoys touring with his church”s regionally known choir, United Voices of Praise. He especially appreciates jazz, blues, and gospel music. He is also a serious historian, having studied European, American, and church history for many years.
In addition, Pastor Jeske has written a Bible commentary (General Epistles, People”s Bible Series, Northwestern Publishing House, 2002), a devotional book (Time of Grace: A Devotional Companion, Concordia Publishing House, 2010), and more than a dozen daily devotional booklets.
Pastor Jeske and his wife, Carol, are blessed with four children: John, Sam, Liz, and Michael. They live on the east side of Milwaukee.