Mark Ralph has been assigned to a one-year interim position as senior pastor of Mount Zion UB church in Wayne, Ohio. This follows the recent departure of Michael Soltis as pastor at Mount Zion.
Ralph accepted the position on September 12. His first Sunday at Mount Zion will be September 30, 2012.
Mark Ralph and his wife, Ruth (right), previously served three United Brethren pastorates in Michigan–in Clare, Charlotte, and Sunfield–along with several years in Birmingham, Ala., as UB church planters. He was ordained in 1976. Since leaving Sunfield in 2009, he has pastored a congregation in Transfer, Pa., with the Evangelical Congregational Church. Ralph has roots in the EC Church, where his father pastored for 28 years.
Ralph graduated from Huntington University in 1974, and later earned a master’s degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary.