Marcus J Carlson

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School Board Part 2

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School Board

I have decided to run for school board for GKB schools. I decided to do so after being encouraged by many people. The incumbent decided not to run again and I am certainly glad to serve. That is my goal; to use my time, educations background and skills to serve our school and community. My […]

Disney Parks

I love Disney! Over the years I have had more of a chance to travel to Disney, especially since we became vacation club members. I have visited all of the US Disney parks except one water park and below is my list of my favorite parks (minus water parks) in order of most favorite to […]

YouTube Channel

I am excited to announce that I now have a YouTube channel. You can check it out here!

Ashes to Ashes

Sixteen years ago today, on Ash Wednesday, a movie about the death of Jesus came out, The Passion of the Christ. At the time I was serving a church in Lafayette, IN. The best church I have ever served and one of the best staff teams I have ever worked with. We went, as a […]

Why Orange?

I often get asked  why it is that I love orange so much. When I am asked, I generally offer one of a couple responses, but decided that it would be fun to write a blog about why I enjoy the color orange so much. I have always liked the color orange. It is vibrant, […]

Whats Next?!

The New Year brings new changes for Marcus! In October, I resigned as Senior Pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn, IN. It was a painful decision, but the right one. My last official day is December 31, 2019. My last day in the office is December 29, 2019. I resigned as it was […]


One of the great joys of my life is being a life-long learner. You cannot be a leader without being a life-long learner. I would argue that discipleship also includes life-long learning. One of the areas of emphasis for learning for me is growing in self-knowledge. Again, self-knowledge is something that is essential for leadership […]

Home Improvement

This summer, during my sabbatical, I decided to take some time to work on home improvement projects. Understand, that when it comes to these kind of things, any kind of maintenance outside lawn/paint/apple products, I am terrible. It was a great summer learning and gaining confidence. It was also great to improve our wonderful and […]


On May 29 at 2pm, I begin sabbatical. It is the first of my career and something I have been waiting for and looking forward to for a long time. I need it. I deserve it. I have earned it. I will be gone 9 weeks total, 6 weeks of those sabbatical, 2 of them […]

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