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Rev. Dr. Mark Owusu, from Jamasi-Ash, Ghana, studied O'level and A'level (1990–1996) at St. Hubert Seminary, Kumasi. He was ordained a priest on August 7, 2004, by Peter Cardinal Turkson after studying philosophy at St. Paul's Catholic Seminary, Accra, and theology at St. Peter's Regional Seminary, Cape Coast. Ghanaian Konongo-Mampong Diocese priest. He was deanery youth chaplain and assistant parish priest at St. Joseph Parish in Mamponteng (2004–2007). He was a resident liaison at Our Lady of Grace OLAG Parish in Edina, USA, from 2007 to 2009, fostering the sister link between St. Joseph Parish and OLAG. From 2010 to 2012, he was the spiritual director of St. Gregory Retreat Center in Des Moines, Iowa, counseling kids with addiction and co-occurring disorders.

He served as parish priest/chaplain of Drake University's St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Student Center, Des Moines, IA, USA, from 2012 to 2019. The parish serves Drake University students, resident families, and the metro area's deaf community. He coordinated the ministries of the 10 universities and colleges in the Des Moines Diocese and served on the Mission of Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, for seven years as the Diocesan Director of the University Campus Ministry. Des Moines Area Community College and Drake University employed him as an adjunct lecturer from 2014 until 2019. He has lectured in management, marketing, and human resources at the Catholic University of Ghana (CUG), Sunyani's Economics and Business Administration Faculty since September 2019. His title is Acting Dean of Students. He is on CUCG's Internationalization and Institutional Advancement board.

Bachelor of Arts in Religions and Sociology from the University of Ghana (1st Class Honours) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the University of Cape. He also has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, MN, and a PhD in Human Capital Management from Bellevue University, NE.  Since 2018, Rev. Owusu has founded and led New Hope Wellness Center, a HeFRA-accredited addiction and mental health recovery center in Asonomaso, Kwabre East Municipality, Ghana. Some CUG students interned at New Hope last year. Thank goodness New Hope has provided CUG students with full-time jobs. He has extensive experience ministering to college students and young adults as a self-motivated, disciplined, and energetic person. He approaches problems and student needs practically. He leads different teams, communities, and people with honesty, discretion, and relevant interpersonal abilities.

Publications

  1. Mwinaayelle, S. & Owusu, M. (in press). Situating foreign aid and human development indicators in Sub-Sahara Africa. The role of institutions in the Anthropocene. Open Access Library Journal.
  2. Owusu, M. & Agbozo, K. G (2023). Employee perception about performance appraisal and staff performance effectiveness among private health facilities in Ghana: The moderating role of aligned rewards. International Journal of Research in Hum Resource Management, 5(1), 44-54. DOI: 10.33545/26633213.2023.v5.i1a.129
  3. Awinbugri, A. E. & Owusu, M. (2022).The impact of tax exemptions granted to CSO's on revenue mobilization targets: The case of CSOs in Accra-Ghana. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, 6(8), 607-614.
  4. Tiwaa, A. B. & Owusu, M. (2022). Socioeconomic factors affecting women career advancement in the Ghanaian contextual setting. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research, 09, 1343-1352. DOI: 10.53075/Ijmsirq654758787598657
  5. Owusu, M. (2021). Pastoral leadership in perspective: The effectiveness of pastoral leaders in Leading their congregations towards the attainment of their organizational goals. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research, 6(6), 430-435. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21681/IJMSIR-0.1.307.5031-2021.
  6. Owusu, M. (2021). Ecological and collaborative leadership competencies of Catholic pastors: A grounded theory. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research. 05, 420-429. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21681/IJMSIR-0.1.307.5031-2021
  7. Owusu, M. (2020). Parish life, ministry, and administration: Building an active faith community (Vol. 1).  Takoradi: Franciscan Press. (ISBN: 978-9988-3-0229-0)
  8. Owusu, M. (in print). Parish life, ministry, and administration: Building an active faith community (Vol. 1). Revised version. Takoradi: Franciscan Press. (ISBN: 978-9988-3-7415-0)

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