Lead Pastor Dan Collison

Lead Pastor – Dan Collison

Dan Collison has been serving churches for 24 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 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.


Saturday, August 1, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

"1K Saturday"

It is a privilege to have a building that plays host to so many wonderful ministries and programs. “1K Saturdays” are periodic service days in which we give half a day to clean and provide light maintenance of our facility, saving the church approximately $1,000 (or “1K”) each half day of service. All you need to do is show up and al l materials will be provided. Thank you!

Sunday, August 23, 5 p.m.

All-community meal and baptism at Lake Nokomis

Public baptism is an ancient practice of Christianity that offers Christ-followers the opportunity to publically proclaim their internal commitment to Jesus Christ. Baptism is considered a sacrament of the Church in that it is an outward sign of an inward and invisible grace. The act of baptism includes sharing a personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and being baptized in water as a symbolic commitment to living a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus died, was buried, and rose again, so the Christian enters the water symbolizing a life of surrender and is raised out of the water representing a life transformed by God into a new life. A celebration of baptism will be held at a Lake Nokomis at 6:00 p.m. (following a 5:00 p.m. all church meal at the park. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs or blankets). If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor Dan or call the church office.