The Concordia Center for Bioethics is pleased to host Dr. Mark Repenshek, Vice President of Ethics and Church Relations for Ascension.

Repenshek’s talk will prepare the healthcare graduate for clinical ethics encounters. This seminar will be especially beneficial for healthcare students, faculty, and staff. Amble case examples will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Refreshments will be provided


Mark Repenshek is currently the Vice President of Ethics and Church Relations for Ascension. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University at the Center for Health Care Ethics and completed his Master in Theological Studies at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, WI.

In addition to this role, Mark serves as adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago—Stritch School of Medicine Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. He also serves Catholic Healthcare nationally by having served two terms on the CHRISTUS Health Mission and Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors, The Catholic Health Association’s Vision (CHA) 2020 steering committee and served as Chair of the Theologian and Ethicist Advisory Council for CHA.

Mark’s research focuses on the intersection of Catholic moral and social teachings and modern debates in bioethics, organizational ethics for faith-based healthcare ministries, and outcomes based quantitative analyses of ethics consultation. He has published articles in The Hastings Center Report, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Nursing Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, HEC Forum, Health Progress, and Healthcare Ethics USA.

He has co-authored a book in its second edition titled, An Introduction to Healthcare Ethics: Theological Foundations, Contemporary Issues, and Controversial Cases, through Anselm Academic. Mark is part of the inaugural class of 2011 Catholic Health Association’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Award. He is also a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the Catholic Theological Society.


The Concordia Center for Bioethics (CCB) engages in teaching classes, participates in conferences, and hosts presentations—offering information and biblically based advice to those who face serious, life-and-death dilemmas, or to those who have a curiosity for the subject.

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