Mark D. Ritter has been been privileged to serve at SUMC since 2016. He is a graduate of Clarksville High School and University of Louisville. For over 20 years, Mark has been involved in church music, playing the piano and organ, as well as singing in choirs.
Mark developed his love for old hymns at his childhood church in Cookietown, Oklahoma, where his paternal grandparents, Arbuary and Jane Ritter, have dedicated the last 58 years pastoring and serving. His grandparents’ example of Christ-like service impacted Mark and profoundly guided his spiritual journey. As an 8-year old boy Mark accepted Jesus as his Savior, and he continues loving to use music to share the story of salvation.
In 1997, Mark’s family moved to Southern Indiana. This is where he began learning to play the piano, thanks to support from his maternal grandparents, George and Opal Bowles. At home, Mark’s parents encouraged him to use his musical abilities for the Lord. Because of his family’s investment in his spiritual and musical upbringing, Mark has been blessed with many opportunities to serve in church music ministries from an early age.
Mark loves helping people learn about Jesus through the music ministry of Sellersburg United Methodist Church. He loves working with the talented choir and enjoys welcoming new voices to their Wednesday night rehearsals!
Mark directs our choir and is our worship leader for both worship services.
Even if you don’t have an interest in joining the choir, Mark would love to worship with you on Sunday mornings to fill Sellersburg United Methodist Church’s sanctuary with worshipful praise!