Introducing Your Missionary - Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI
Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI has been a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate for thirty-two years. Ordained in 1989, he has served in ministry as a pastor, retreat/renewal preaching team member and director, spiritual director, writer / producer/ director in television for Oblate Media Productions, and Director of Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, Minnesota. He has preached retreats or parish missions in twenty-two states and Canada.
Fr. John Mark’s education has included a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and World History, a Masters in Telecommunications, and a Master of Divinity Degree with emphasis in Word and Worship from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. After finishing his work as a member of the Mission with Secularity Ministry (an effort to better determine how to be effective missionaries in a secular culture) that the Oblates inaugurated in Indianapolis, Fr. John Mark is now involved full time in preaching parish missions and giving retreats around the country.