Pastor David Hansen, Pastor
Pastor David Hansen is a fourth generation Lutheran pastor, ordained to ministry in 2006. Since 2014, David has led Spirit of Joy! through a time of exciting renewal in our ministry as our Pastor and the lead of our Redevelopment process. As of 2017, Pastor David has been called as the regular, long-term Pastor of our community.
Pastor David attended Roanoke College, the School of Theology at the University of the South, and the Lutheran School of Theology at Gettysburg.
Pastor David has a passion for building community and sharing the Gospel. He regularly speaks throughout the country on how ministries can use digital tools to better proclaim the Good News and build deeper relationships. He has spoken at the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza, in many regional ELCA gatherings, and works one on one with congregations.
Pastor David's ministry has been featured in The Lutheran and PLGRM magazines, and the books Click2Save, The Social Media Gospel, and Let's Kill Sunday School Before it Kills the Church. He currently serves as the Director of Communication and Innovation for LEAD, and is a regular columnist for Living Lutheran - the monthly print and online publication of the ELCA. .
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