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Mark W. Oldenburg

Director of Music, Gettysburg!


The Rev. Dr. Mark W. Oldenburg coordinates the worship life at the Gettysburg chapel. He has been teaching at the Seminary since 1986. His areas of responsibility include not only teaching in the areas of worship and chapel oversight, but also spirituality, preaching, and history, and chairing 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.


BA, Gettysburg College
MDiv, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
PhD, Drew University


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.


Click here to view a collection of hymns by Mark Oldenburg.

Hymn Concert: April 29th, 2018
Listen to audio from the hymn concert on April 29th, 2018.
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