Mark Steffen has served as chaplain in both hospital and hospice settings, and is currently a member of the pastoral care department of University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, Missouri. As chaplain, he provides spiritual support to patients, and grief and bereavement care to their families and loved ones. “Our spirituality,” states the author, “holds tremendous assistance for coping with life-altering adversities, and for learning to recognize and appreciate the healing balm of mystery in our lives. We can learn how to tap into that healing font.”
Mark holds a Master of Divinity degree from Amridge University, Montgomery, Alabama. He and his wife, Rachel, served twenty years in northern Luzon, Philippines as church planters and Bible translators for a small tribal group, and as consultants to other translators. They have four grown children and six grandchildren, and currently reside at the Lake of the Ozarks.