Pastor Mark Gierus

College Pastor

About Mark

Mark worked in Lutheran Education as a teacher for almost 10 years before following the call to finish studies in Theology and Pastoral Ministry for ordination as a Pastor in the Lutheran Church of Australia. He served as Parish Pastor in Mackay and the Whitsunday region before accepting a call to serve as Pastor at Prince of Peace. Mark is passionate about community and encouraging the relationships that community depend on. He has a heart for Jesus and his prayer is that all who are connected to the College may know the deep love of Jesus.

His Role

As College Pastor, Mark is responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of all, working alongside the Head of College to ensure the soul is cared for. He works with students and staff to dig deeper into the word of God in preparation for leading worship. Mark also facilitates Christian spiritual retreats for staff and spends time getting to know students to meet them where they are at.


  • Master of Sports Coaching
  • Grad Cert in Educational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Education (TESOL)
  • Bachelor of Ministry
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Graduate Diploma of Primary Education