Dave was aÂ Christian Education Director in Pennsylvania, a Parish Services Representative at Augsburg Publishing House in Minneapolis, and, most recently, a teacher in the Lincoln Public Schools for 26 years, working in K-6 classrooms earlier in his career and then with English Language Learners in classes from K-12. Â He recently retired from teachingÂ and now lives in St. Paul.
After several years of online coursework and a project which involved turning The Howard-Greeley County Food Pantry in St. Paul into an ecumenical, community-based Pantry effectively reaching out to those experiencing food insecurity in the the area, he is approved to be an “Associate in Ministry” in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Â Feeling the call to serve in discipleship ministries wherever needed (helping congregations equip the people to serve, and connecting those people with a variety of areas in which to serve), he had hoped to work with Carolyn in a shared ministry situation, but that wasn’t to be…long story. Â He was called to serve Christ Lutheran Church in Yakima as their Minister of Administration, and was consecrated a deacon there on July 30, 2017.