Weekly Blog

Time for a New Chapter

Every once in a while, it’s time for a change, a new chapter in our lives. That time has come for me. 
Having worked at Franciscan University for 11 years, as part of both its Steubenville Conference Office and Center for Evangelization and Renewal, I’ve decided it’s time to leave. Working at Franciscan has been the greatest single privilege of my professional career. I love the University, I love its mission, and I love the people I’ve been so blessed to work with on campus and around North America. 
I’m not retiring…I get bored on a Saturday. I have a lot of fuel left in the tank. Not sure where I’ll land, but I see God’s hand in all of this. Cyndi and I are looking forward to the next chapter, both at peace and filled with gratitude. God is good!!!
It’s also time for a new chapter in my ministry. After blogging for almost 6 years, we’re going to pause…maybe permanently, maybe temporarily. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.
In exiting this space, I need to thank two people. First Cyndi, my wife who has supported me in all my endeavors. She’s my best friend and I love her dearly. 
Then there’s Mary Kate Cuccari, who has been with me for these 6 years. Whether the blogs, my online course, social media, or general creative genius…she does it all. Thank you Mary Kate for your diligence, outstanding work, support, and friendship. I truly could not have done this without you. 
To all those who have followed me, my ministry, and this blog, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Know of my gratitude and prayers for you. Please pray for me, especially as I discern what God has next. 
This 2-minute video, which we pulled from the archives, is what my ministry is all about. Feel free to watch.
Couple closing points. Please remember…God loves you more than you’ll ever know, no matter what you’ve ever done. Lastly, let’s all pray for our country and our world. We are living in crazy, crazy times. My answer to the chaos (in addition to staying well informed) is the Cross. We know the end of the story. We know Jesus won victory for us. We thank him for dying on that Cross and rising so we can live in His glory. I pray that all of us, including our kids and grandkids, truly come to understand that reality. I’m convinced that if those of this world were more Jesus focused, this would be a better world. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph….pray for us!!!
As always, please email me at with questions, concerns, comments, or prayer requests. Feel free to reach out now or anytime.
God Bless you on your Path to Peace, Joy, and Fulfillment!!!
Remember…God made you for Greatness!!!

Mark Joseph