Our Senior Pastor


Pastor Mark Schudde has served as the Senior Pastor of Concordia since January 2010.  He has twenty-eight years of leading congregations from Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as Georgia and now North Carolina. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in history from Concordia University-Portland and his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary-St. Louis. In addition, Pastor Schudde has taken numerous leadership courses including four years in the Pastoral Leadership Institute.

Pastor Schudde is married to wife, Kris.  They have two grown daughters both serving in the field of Education. Emily and her husband Eric live in Minnesota and have provided Pastor Schudde and Kris a granddaughter.  Erin and her husband Luke live in Mt. Holly, NC.  They have a 2 year-old son, and another on the way.

For recreation, Pastor Schudde enjoys gardening and hiking the mountains. He and Kris most often enjoy the beach when on vacation. He is thrilled to serve Concordia and sees how God is positioning Concordia for dynamic Gospel sharing impact in Catawba County.

A message from Pastor Schudde:

"What a thrill it is to serve Concordia Lutheran Church and School!  God has most certainly brought us together at this time for His very special purpose.  Our task is two-fold: first-  to nurture and “gather the faithful,” into a vibrant faith community; secondly-  to be Christ’s ambassadors in our neighborhoods and in the world.  We say it in our Mission Statement:  “Shaped by Christ Here…To Share His Love Everywhere”  I am honored to lead such a congregation, and I invite you to join us in Christ’s call at Concordia."

Pastor A. Mark Schudde

Senior Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church

Contact Pastor Schudde at or by calling 828-464-3324.