Whoever you are

wherever you are

on your faith journey…

there is a place for you here.

Under the cross we learn to be disciples of Jesus, teach our children, and be witness to our faith in daily life. We feed the hungry, visit the sick, and care for the outcast; Here we find our spiritual home.

Lutheran is a way of following Jesus (yes we are Christians) that honors the diversity of thought, and conscience. We are not of one mind on many matters but we are one in Christ. We will not tell you what to think but will challenge you to grow your faith.

And by the way, your faith is a free gift from God. Not just for you but the sake of the world.

We have a fantastic and joyous  band service the first Sunday of the month; Come every Sunday for uplifting worship, a bible centered message, and the care and feeding of the lost and found.

Upcoming Events

I am a second generation, third career pastor, serving God at Family of Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn, Washington.

I grew up in Honolulu and met my wife at Kalani High School. We married after college (PLU and UW) and raised our family on Oahu and Kauai until we answered God’s call to go to seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.  We served at Highland Avenue Lutheran Church for 10 years before answering the call to Family of Grace.

We have three adult children, two son-in-laws, a daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren.

I love to write, play my guitar, fix stuff around the house and go to plays, musicals, movies and concerts with Pam.  We enjoy hiking, biking, cooking, and road trips.

God is good, all the time.


Pastor Mark