Pastor Bersche has served St. John's Lutheran Church and School since May 2011. He was born and raised in Blackwell, Oklahoma and graduated from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa receiving a Degree in Broadcasting and Communications. Before entering ministry, he worked in the Broadcasting Industry and served our nation as a United States Marine.
In 1999 the Bersche family moved from Ponca City, OK to Ft. Wayne, IN where he attended Concordia Theological Seminary. His vicarage was here at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Moore and he graduated on May 23, 2003. The following month he was Ordained and Installed as the Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Alva, OK. Mark, Wendy, and their three children moved to Moore in 2011 when he was installed at St. John's.