Austin, Texas— President and CEO of LINC Houston, Mark Junkans, will present the commencement address to the Concordia University Texas summer graduating class of 2012 at Riverbend Centre on Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. LINC Houston, a ministry of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is a holistic and multi-faceted organization working to restore communities throughout the Houston metropolitan area.
Junkans has served as president and CEO of LINC Houston since 2002. He began his career with Quality Assurance Construction, where he served as superintendent. He later served Casa de Albanza Recording Studio as the founder and principal, as well as held the position of Missionary at Large for the Texas District of the LCMS in Houston.
In 2002, Junkans was called as the founding Executive Director of LINC Houston. Under his leadership, LINC Houston has grown exponentially to become an effective and holistic model for restoring under-resourced communities. This innovative combination of church multiplication, leadership development and community building has proven to be a sustainable and effective way of reaching and empowering whole communities with the love of Jesus. Under his leadership, 35 new churches have been started in 15 different languages. More than 80 individuals are trained annually for ministry and leadership among their own communities and approximately 18,000 clients are served and empowered through holistic programs that include basic needs, training and affordable housing.
Commencement services are free and open to the public. Seats fill quickly and attendees are urged to arrive early. Doors may be closed at the start of the service to avoid disruption.
More details on Concordia’s commencement service can be found on the registrar's page at www.concordia.edu/commencement.
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