Mark Schol, Pastor


Mark is an East Coast guy, born and bred.  He grew up in Philadelphia, attended college in Boston and spent a few years in D.C., before moving to Logan Square in January 2012 with his wife Meredith. He was a bartender and restaurant manager before attending seminary. In 2014, they welcomed their daughter Elise to the neighborhood.

Mark believes that church is a verb, an organic way to be involved within our neighborhoods and its people, rather than a static building. He invites people to rethink the way they have viewed church in the past and envision what the church could look like, inclusive of all people.

When not at Grace Church you’ll find him at one of Logan Square’s coffee shops, the movie theater, catching a baseball game or photographing Chicago.

Mark Has Community Office Hours!: Do you have a question you want to ask Mark about faith, want to check in with him about what’s going on @ Grace, or just want to talk? You can meet up with him most Wednesday mornings between 7 and 11a @ New Wave Coffee and Thursday evenings between 6 and 8p @ Hopewell Brewing. Check our Social media for updates


Boston University: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration 2003

Boston University School of Theology:  Master of Divinity 2012