Pastor David Peterson
Pastor David Peterson joined our parish in April 2021 as our part-time Pastor. A native of Elbow Lake, MN, Dave said he was called to ministry at an early age, he knew as a 9th grader in High school he was being called into ministry. He went on to get a bachelor's degree in music education, but he knew he would never end up in a classroom, so he enrolled in Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. His first call as a Pastor was in Brainerd for 9 years before accepting the call to serve The First Lutheran congregation in Detroit Lakes for 25 years. Dave loves to spend time with his wife Joy and their family. He is an avid bike rider and enjoys music. We are honored to have Dave as our Pastor of St. John's & Bethesda parishes.
St. John's Council Members
Lynn Waffensmith, Cyndy Travers, Cory Trotter