Calvary Lutheran Staff
Welcome to Calvary! It is my privilege to be Lead Pastor since 2009. I came from Windom and before that I served in Jackson and LaSalle/Lake Hanska. Graduating from Barnesville High School, Concordia College and Luther Seminary, I was ordained at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in 1981. In 1985 Brenda Olson married me at Trimont Minnesota. We are proud parents of 5 children. Danielle is a mental health provider in Park Rapids at ‘A Better Connection’. Alicia is attending the William Mitchell School of Law in St. Paul. Erik is attending MSUM, Moorhead. Megan is a senior at Nevis High School and will be attending the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Lealan is attending Nevis Elementary. As a Certified Physician’s Assistant (PA-C), Brenda is working with Dr. Dan Smith providing surgery at Essencia Health, Park Rapids. Every weekend connections are made between the good people who attend Calvary Lutheran Church. Scratch the surface and I bet you will find common ground with mutual friends that will bless your life. All I can say is that I have! Jesus loves you and may the Holy Spirit bless you.
Dana graduated from University of Jamestown in 2005 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Christian Ministry. Upon graduation, Dana accepted a call to Calvary as Youth Director, which later turned into Director of Youth and Education in 2009. Dana and his wife Tia have four sons-Zaden, Azden, Asher and Zander.