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.


Sunday, February 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Informal FCC tour

New to First Covenant? During Third Hour, Pastor Dan Collison will offer a tour of the building and lead a conversation about the history and vision of First Covenant. Get your coffee in the Foyer, then meet in the Sanctuary.

Saturday, February 7, 9:00 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 all materials will be provided. Thank you!

Sunday, February 8, 11:30 a.m.

All-community meal

We will be sharing in our monthly community potluck meal following the 10:00 a.m. worship service down in Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite dish (or two!). Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, February 14, 6-9 p.m.

Parents' Night Out

If you have children and are dreaming of a Valentine’s Day dinner out or dinner at home without the kids, FCC volunteers will be providing free child care for you at the church. Drop off your kids on Saturday, February 14 anytime after 6 p.m. Then, go enjoy yourselves, and pick them up anytime before 9 p.m. Please RSVP today in the foyer. Let us know the names and ages of your children so we can plan accordingly. We’re also looking for volunteers (college age, empty nesters, others) to join the fun of playing with the kids while parents get their much-needed break. All those interested in volunteering can also sign up in the foyer.

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday service

You are invited to begin the season of Lent with a special service in the Sanctuary. Lent is a time for spiritual renewal through prayer, self-reflection, and the study of God’s Word. It begins quietly with ashes and builds in intensity as the observance of Christ’s death and resurrection grow closer. The first Christians observed the anniversary of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, and it became a custom to prepare during the 40 days leading up to that celebration. Join us as we gather to begin a season of seeking repentance and forgiveness, absolution and renewal.

Sunday, February 22, 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Wake-Up

Please join us for our monthly family friendly, multi-generational event to awaken the body and heart. We will meet in the gym.