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, 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.

Thursday, December 4, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Gospel Choir rehearsal

Director Robert Robinson is looking for singers of all ages and abilities to participate in the First Covenant Community Gospel Choir. Come to the lounge on Thursday nights from 6:30–7:45 p.m. No formal training is needed. Questions? Contact Robert (612-927-3106 or rrobinson@1stcov.org).

Thursday, December 11, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Gospel Choir rehearsal

Director Robert Robinson is looking for singers of all ages and abilities to participate in the First Covenant Community Gospel Choir. Come to the lounge on Thursday nights from 6:30–7:45 p.m. No formal training is needed. Questions? Contact Robert (612-927-3106 or rrobinson@1stcov.org).

Thursday, December 18, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Gospel Choir rehearsal

Director Robert Robinson is looking for singers of all ages and abilities to participate in the First Covenant Community Gospel Choir. Come to the lounge on Thursday nights from 6:30–7:45 p.m. No formal training is needed. Questions? Contact Robert (612-927-3106 or rrobinson@1stcov.org).