Lutherans Over the Edge

June 24, 2017

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Mark Hanchett

Mark Hanchett

Many people call me crazy… and now it’s time to prove it!  I’ve never step back from any challenge and now I’m ready to “step off” with this one too!  As an ordained Lutheran pastor; my congregation as driven me to go… Over the Edge!

I have been the pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio since 2012 and blessed to serve alongside so many loving and caring people! I’m an avid outdoors enthusiast who loves hiking, camping, fishing and hunting whenever I can. So, it’s only natural that I’m excited to rappel off a building!

When I first heard of this exciting opportunity to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church and raise funds to support programs for refugees, families that cannot afford their next meal, alcohol and substance abuse support groups, and hundreds of other programs throughout Greater Cleveland area; I couldn’t resist.

With funds raised from this event, a portion will support my congregation. St. John hopes to expand into new programs serve and brings the Gospel message of grace, love, forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ alone to our community in many ways.

Your donation will support these programs and let me go "Over the Edge"!  Please help me achieve my goal of raising $1,600. On June 24, 2017; I will be rappelling down the 18 floor DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Cleveland along the shores of Lake Erie. Please help support me by donating toward my rappel.

You are also invited to join me and others at the Landing Party at the base of the rappel on June 24th. There will be games, food and drinks, along with great fellowship, for everyone. It will be a great time and thank your for your support!


Lutherans Over The Edge celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Church by providing recognition and fundraising for the Lutheran Churches throughout Greater Cleveland. Lutherans Over The Edge is coordinated by Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

MY TARGET: $1,600.00
RAISED: $2,310.00
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