Dave was born and raised in New York Mills, Minnesota. After graduation he attended Concordia University in St. Paul where he participated in baseball, soccer, and chapel choir. He completed preparation for ministry at Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne in 1982. Pastor Dave has served congregations in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Indiana. He is currently leading the Gathering Place Lutheran Ministries in Arden Hills.
He married Debra Monson from Rochester, Minnesota in 1978. He has three sons: Ryan (Tessa) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Matthew (Jen) and grandchildren Tanner and Harper of Casselberry, Florida; and Joel of Orlando, Florida.
Pastor Dave loves meeting new people and sharing the message of Jesus. He goes fishing and hunting when time allows and he would ride his motorcycle all year long if it wasn’t for snow.
He serves at TFL as Campus Pastor. Besides providing pastor care and encouragement to staff, parents, and children, Pastor Dave leads Bible Study for the staff once a week, helps out with Boys' Club, leads Life Group for parents twice a month, and preaches at our communion service each month.