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Mark Clarke, MS

Mark is a senior consultant with CommunityWorks, Inc. He specializes in strategic operational planning using an integrated approach with all his projects. He brings over thirty years of experience working with congregations of women religious, their sponsored ministries, and with dioceses and parishes. Mark is known for his breadth of thought, his innovative thinking, and his uncanny capacity of bringing diverse populations to the table to strategize for the success of a given institution’s mission and initiatives.


Besides integrative planning, Mark assists congregations and parishes in implementing their planning initiatives by maximizing the leadership and creativity of the members. He also provides executive coaching to leaders, pastors, and committee chairs as a way of strengthening the internal leadership capacity of the group. Mark has a growing interest and is currently exploring the positive contributions and impact investing can make for faith-based and nonprofit institutions.

Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Education specializing in Adult Development and Learning from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in history and a minor in theology from the University of Dayton.  He and has studied with Otto Sharmer on the Theory U–Leading from the Future as It Emerges.

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