Lead Pastor Dan Collison

Lead Pastor – Dan Collison

Dan Collison has been serving churches for 22 years. He says, "I love helping people discover the purpose and joy of serving and knowing Jesus Christ." Dan is a Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research Fellow, received a Doctoral degree in Ministry from Fuller Seminary (CA), a Master’s degree in Divinity from Bethel Seminary (MN), and a Bachelor’s degree from The Eastman School of Music (NY). Before becoming a pastor, Dan—and his wife, Holly—ran an adult foster care home for men with developmental disabilities where he learned the importance and rewards of servanthood. 

Dan lives in downtown Minneapolis with Holly and their sons, Walker and Atley. His favorite pastimes are hanging out with his family, music, percussion, and sweating at the gym.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, November 4, 6:00 p.m.

"Living the Book with Humility" Class

The Bible is the most popular and historically preserved book of all time and yet it is also the most misunderstood and mishandled book of all time. “Living the Book with Humility” is a four-part class intensive that will provide a historical overview of biblical interpretation and challenge participants to interact with one another about the conclusions and questions that have arisen from that history. Additionally, this class will propose a framework for understanding the complex controversial issues that have sifted the American church in the last 250 years: slavery and racial segregation, the role of women in church and society, and most recently—same-sex relationships.
The “Living the Book with Humility” class will meet from 6-9 p.m. in the Lounge on the first Tuesday of every month from September through December. Please contact Pastor Dan Collison at dcollison@1stcov.org or 612-927-3123 if you are interested in joining the class.

Wednesday, November 5, 6:30–8:45 p.m.

“Colossians: Experiencing Christ—Experiencing the Bible”

Are you longing to know what the Bible says and hungry to experience God more deeply in your life? Engage in an in-depth study using the biblical book of Colossians. This letter written by the apostle Paul is foundational for understanding Jesus Christ and his work in us. Whether you’ve studied the Bible for years, haven’t studied the Bible very much at all, or want to know how to share the Bible competently with others —this study on Wednesdays is for you. Not only will we explore ways of studying the Bible that can help us understand and share what we read, we will also listen as a community to the divine Word in ways that invite the Holy Spirit to speak and to draw us into experiencing God personally. This study will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30–8:45 p.m. in the lounge starting October 15 through November 19.
Please sign up with Pastor Jennifer Schoenrock (jschoenrock@1stcov.org or 612-927-3121) or Office Manager Terri Stromberg (tstromberg@1stcov.org) by October 12.

Wednesday, November 12, 6:30–8:45 p.m.

“Colossians: Experiencing Christ—Experiencing the Bible”

Are you longing to know what the Bible says and hungry to experience God more deeply in your life? Engage in an in-depth study using the biblical book of Colossians. This letter written by the apostle Paul is foundational for understanding Jesus Christ and his work in us. Whether you’ve studied the Bible for years, haven’t studied the Bible very much at all, or want to know how to share the Bible competently with others —this study on Wednesdays is for you. Not only will we explore ways of studying the Bible that can help us understand and share what we read, we will also listen as a community to the divine Word in ways that invite the Holy Spirit to speak and to draw us into experiencing God personally. This study will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30–8:45 p.m. in the lounge starting October 15 through November 19.
Please sign up with Pastor Jennifer Schoenrock (jschoenrock@1stcov.org or 612-927-3121) or Office Manager Terri Stromberg (tstromberg@1stcov.org) by October 12.

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30–8:45 p.m.

“Colossians: Experiencing Christ—Experiencing the Bible”

Are you longing to know what the Bible says and hungry to experience God more deeply in your life? Engage in an in-depth study using the biblical book of Colossians. This letter written by the apostle Paul is foundational for understanding Jesus Christ and his work in us. Whether you’ve studied the Bible for years, haven’t studied the Bible very much at all, or want to know how to share the Bible competently with others —this study on Wednesdays is for you. Not only will we explore ways of studying the Bible that can help us understand and share what we read, we will also listen as a community to the divine Word in ways that invite the Holy Spirit to speak and to draw us into experiencing God personally. This study will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30–8:45 p.m. in the lounge starting October 15 through November 19.
Please sign up with Pastor Jennifer Schoenrock (jschoenrock@1stcov.org or 612-927-3121) or Office Manager Terri Stromberg (tstromberg@1stcov.org) by October 12.

Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.

"Living the Book with Humility" Class

The Bible is the most popular and historically preserved book of all time and yet it is also the most misunderstood and mishandled book of all time. “Living the Book with Humility” is a four-part class intensive that will provide a historical overview of biblical interpretation and challenge participants to interact with one another about the conclusions and questions that have arisen from that history. Additionally, this class will propose a framework for understanding the complex controversial issues that have sifted the American church in the last 250 years: slavery and racial segregation, the role of women in church and society, and most recently—same-sex relationships.
The “Living the Book with Humility” class will meet from 6-9 p.m. in the Lounge on the first Tuesday of every month from September through December. Please contact Pastor Dan Collison at dcollison@1stcov.org or 612-927-3123 if you are interested in joining the class.