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

Wednesday, April 29, 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality class

This spring join us as we embark on a study based on the work of Peter Scazzero, senior pastor of the New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York. Guided by this timely and effective material we will be invited to experience a life with God that goes beyond tip-of-the-iceberg spirituality. We will be presented a doorway to walk through so that our spiritual life might be re-ignited as we seek to become the person we were uniquely created to be and cultivate afresh our own personal relationship with Jesus. This course will invite us to grasp the indispensible link between spiritual and emotional maturity and to grow into a more authentic and loving person. Sign up with Jennifer Schoenrock at jschoenrock@1stcov.org or 612- 927-3121 or Jaddie Edwards at info@1stcov.org.

Sunday, May 3, 11:00 a.m.

Town Hall meeting

Please join us for an informational Town Hall meeting, directly after the service.  We will meet in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 6, 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality class

This spring join us as we embark on a study based on the work of Peter Scazzero, senior pastor of the New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York. Guided by this timely and effective material we will be invited to experience a life with God that goes beyond tip-of-the-iceberg spirituality. We will be presented a doorway to walk through so that our spiritual life might be re-ignited as we seek to become the person we were uniquely created to be and cultivate afresh our own personal relationship with Jesus. This course will invite us to grasp the indispensible link between spiritual and emotional maturity and to grow into a more authentic and loving person. Sign up with Jennifer Schoenrock at jschoenrock@1stcov.org or 612- 927-3121 or Jaddie Edwards at info@1stcov.org.

Wednesday, May 13, 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality class

This spring join us as we embark on a study based on the work of Peter Scazzero, senior pastor of the New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York. Guided by this timely and effective material we will be invited to experience a life with God that goes beyond tip-of-the-iceberg spirituality. We will be presented a doorway to walk through so that our spiritual life might be re-ignited as we seek to become the person we were uniquely created to be and cultivate afresh our own personal relationship with Jesus. This course will invite us to grasp the indispensible link between spiritual and emotional maturity and to grow into a more authentic and loving person. Sign up with Jennifer Schoenrock at jschoenrock@1stcov.org or 612- 927-3121 or Jaddie Edwards at info@1stcov.org.

Sunday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.

All-community meal

We will be sharing in our monthly community potluck meal following the 9:30 a.m. worship service down in Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite dish (or two!). Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, May 20, 6-9 p.m.

Discover First Covenant class

Questions about First Covenant Church? Learn more about this community of faith. Pastor Dan Collison will lead a helpful seminar in the lounge. Attending does not commit you to membership. Come to ask questions and make friends. To register, please contact Dan Collison (dcollison@1stcov.org or 612-927-3123).

Saturday, May 30

Room to Breathe all-church retreat

Mark your calendars! Join us for a day of relaxation, connection, and inspiration at the Dunrovin Retreat center Marine on St Croix, MN. Registration will begin in April.