Rev. Doug Mork began his working life in 1987 in the South as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union after graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Mentored by some extraordinary union and community organizers, he spent six years alongside workers of incredible courage and persistence in the fight for greater workplace justice. Throughout this time, worker leaders taught him firsthand of the deep intersections between faith values and the dignity of work. In addition to staying active in local and national labor struggles, from 2006 to 2012 he worked as the Organizing Director for the largest UFCW local in Minnesota.
Doug attended Luther Seminary starting in 1993 while continuing to spend his summers on labor organizing campaigns. During seminary he connected with a group of labor leaders and clergy in south Minneapolis that were organizing to build support in the faith community for a group of nursing home workers. This led to the formation of the Twin Cities Religion and Labor Network where he served as both the faith and labor co-chair over the next 10 years or so. As TCRLN board chair he helped create and launch CTUL, our Twin Cities worker center affiliate.
Since ordination in 1997 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Doug has served three congregations in the Twin Cities area including his current call as Lead Pastor of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Center. He also serves on the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod Council, the Finance Committee and the Public Voice Committee. Active with Interfaith Worker Justice almost since its creation, for the past several years he has served on the Board. Doug is married and has two daughters in graduate school.