Peace Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(320) 685-7656

Meet Pastor Mark

Pastor Mark


We celebrate the arrival of Pastor Mark Astrup and his family into our congregation and community in March of 2012. Pastor Mark is a North Dakota native who lived most of his life in Northwest Minnesota. He attended Concordia College (Moorhead) and earned his Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He is married to Cheryl and they have two children, Rachel and Adam. We are truly blessed to have this loving and spirit-filled family here at Peace.

Excerpt, Annual Meeting Report Apr 2012, Pastor Mark’s Message “When I began the interview process with Peace’s Call Committee in mid-November 2011, I was introduced to God’s mission and ministry in and through you—this vibrant, vital and emerging family of faith. I believe and sense that the Holy Spirit has been working through the call process, guiding us together as congregation and pastor. We were strangers to each other, but how quickly we are becoming friends, colleagues, and partners in ministry. What a privilege to be the pastor of Peace Lutheran Church.” – Pastor Mark Astrup


To contact Pastor Mark by phone, you may call the church office at 320-685-7656 during office hours (Tueday through Friday). Monday is Pastor Mark’s Sabbath day. In the case of emergency, call Pastor Mark anytime. His cell phone is 320-815-4637.


Appointments are highly recommended.