Mark Orten, wearing brown suit jacket and unbuttoned white shirt
Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
(802) 443-5626

Mark is an ordained Presbyterian minister and joined Middlebury College as Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life in 2016.  He served 13 years as director of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and University Chaplain at Denison University where he implemented an interfaith dialogue program, organized interreligious education and service trips, and oversaw the creation of a multi-faith facility called The Open House. 

Prior to his appointment at Denison, Orten was the Presbyterian chaplain at Princeton University from 1992 to 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.