Dave was born in St. Louis, MO. He grew up Denver, CO and graduated from Denver Lutheran High School in 2001. He graduated with a B.A. in English from Concordia University in Seward, NE in 2005 and went on to Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO. He earned his Masters of Divinity in 2009. Dave's first call was to Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia, MN, where he served as the Associate Pastor for four years. He left that role after he was called to Minneapolis to start Genesis. Dave married his wife Heather in 2005. They have four children (Grace, Eli, Micah and Lydia) and a dog, Odin. He is a big sports fan and avidly follows the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Wild. When he's not working, he enjoys golfing, playing with his kids, and working on his yard.
How do you take your coffee or tea?
In a mug.
Oceans or Lakes?
Lakes - I'd rather get eaten by walleyes than sharks.
What's your favorite thing about the Twin Cities?
It's somewhat cliche, but I love living in a city that has a small-town feel.