Pastor Mark Greiner was ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament in 1992 and has served congregations in Ohio and New York before being called to Takoma Park Presbyterian Church in 2007.
Mark is interested simultaneously in walking the contemplative path and in community organizing. Mark meditates regularly, has taught the enneagram, and volunteers with the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Men’s Rite of Passage. He is a reader for the Washington, DC based “Children of Abraham Peace Essay Contest,” a catalytic, interfaith grant-giving program for high school youth. (The link for the essay context is here: http://www.futureofchildren.net/home.html).
Mark is interested in community organizing, particularly among houses of worship, to build civility and democracy from the grass roots. He's inspired by this quote by Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary General of the United Nations : "In our era, the path to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action."
You might also find Mark at a pottery studio, hiking, contra dancing, or at a folk music concert.
Kolya Braun-Greiner, his wife, is program assistant for a faith-based organization addressing climate change . Their daughter, Sophia, attends the Washington Waldorf School. .
Pastor Greiner can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is usually in his office at TPPC on Monday through Thursday mornings.
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