Mark Behenna

 In 2005, Mark Behenna became a pastor and served one other congregation—Immanuel in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan—before his call to Beautiful Savior as senior pastor.  He was previously employed as the Director of Research and Development at Jaycor in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and served in the United States Air Force finally as an engineer (officer rank) and earlier as an electronic technician (enlisted rank).

Pr. Behenna was called to Beautiful Savior at the beginning of Holy Week in 2010.  He says, “Jessica and I were surprised that God called us to Michigan; however, we can see that it is a wondrous blessing to be part of this loving, caring Christian community at Beautiful Savior.”

Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and also earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree with emphasis on technology management from the University of Phoenix in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He earned his Master’s of Divinity degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.  He and his wife, Jessica, met while they both were worshipping at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albuquerque.  They were married in St. Paul’s sanctuary in 1999.

The Behenna’s have 3 grown children and one at home. Additionally, they are blessed with 9 grandchildren.

Minister of Faith
Michele Ketepa
Minister of Music
Julie Steinmayer
Director, Early Learning
Dawn Carene
Diane Stibitch
Cheryl Bansworth