Apr 1, 2023
S8:E14 | Mark D. Weinstein
And now, here’s your host!
In this undercover April Fools’ Day episode, you’ll get a glimpse into the voice you hear every week. Our very own podcast host, Mark Weinstein, unsuspectedly told his story on the Cedarville Stories Podcast.
Mark, executive director of public relations at Cedarville University, wasn’t always interested in PR. He remembers Saturday afternoons as a child, listening with his dad from their home in southwest Michigan to Bob Ufer, a famous radio broadcaster, call University of Michigan football games. Ufer made Michigan football come alive, and this enthusiasm captivated Mark's sports interest and creative imagination.
His deep affinity for Michigan athletics, whether football, basketball, baseball, or whatever sport they were playing, instilled in him an interest in sports news and ultimately served as a catalyst to launch him into journalism.
But his career path took a different turn when he graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana with a degree in communication and journalism. After following his dream of becoming a sports journalist with a newspaper in Indiana, Mark switched to higher education public relations in 1988.
He’s served in public relations at numerous colleges, including Maryville University in St. Louis, Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh), Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Mount Vernon, Ohio), and his alma mater, Grace College.
For the last 10 years, he’s served in Cedarville University’s public relations department, telling Cedarville stories for God’s glory.