Mark Joseph - Human Resources | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    Mark Joseph

    Executive Director, Christian Outreach Office

    About Mark Joseph

    I first discovered Franciscan University in 2006 when I chaperoned my kids at a Steubenville Youth Conference. I’ve been saying ever since that there is nothing like seeing 2,200 kids on fire for the Lord. Although the event touched me deeply, I had no idea that I would one day be on the team that organizes them.

    I graduated from the University of Dayton, Ohio, in 1985 with a business degree. After working for a couple different companies, in 1990 I bought a business in the pollution control industry. We served the industrial market exclusively until post September 11, 2001, when the United States Postal Service (USPS) was subject to anthrax attacks. We developed a solution to the problem and began working with the USPS and other departments within the government.

    Nearly three years ago in September 2012, after experiencing a spiritual conversion, the Lord led me to my job at Franciscan University. Mark Nehrbas, my predecessor, actually introduced me to the job I now hold in the Christian Outreach Office. I am clearly where I am meant to be.

    Franciscan University is a wonderful place to work because it has an incredible sense of unity and mission. I am surrounded by some of the most talented people of my career, all of whom have a deep faith in our Lord and a commitment to Franciscan University and our conference ministry. It is no less gratifying working with those of great faith from the larger University community.

    I am blessed to be married to my best friend, Cyndi, who supports me in everything I do. By the grace of God, we have three children who are all passionate about their Catholic faith.

    Franciscan University is critical to the health of the Catholic Church in North America. The University, including the Christian Outreach Office, has the responsibility and opportunity to “Go, rebuild my Church,” as Our Lord directed St. Francis of Assisi. I feel privileged to play a part in answering that call.

    As executive director of the Christian Outreach Office, Mark Joseph oversees the planning and implementation of 29 evangelistic events for high school youth, young adults, and adults that reach more than 55,000 people annually.

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