National Association of Directors of Christian Education

Mark Blanke

Dr. Mark Blanke, At-Large

Mark Blanke received his DCE certification from Concordia in Seward Nebraska in 1982.  Since that time he has served as a DCE and principal at two churches in California, as DCE Program Director at Concordia University in River Forest (now CU Chicago) and now as DCE Program Director, founder and director of the Institute for Religious Education, and Director of University Strategic Planning at Concordia University, Nebraska (CUNE).

In addition to his DCE certification he has a BSEd in Elementary education, a MS in Counseling and Guidance from California Lutheran University, a Masters of Parish Education from CUNE and a doctorate in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University.

Mark’s areas of interest include adult education in the church, confirmation ministry, and discipling/equipping ministry.