MEET THE PASTOR

Pastor Dan Doerrer is our Senior Pastor (joined Elim August 2017).
 
A Maplewood, Minnesota, native, Pastor Dan attended the University of St. Thomas in  St. Paul and St. Mary’s University in Winona.  He holds Masters Degrees in Theology and Psychological Services. He completed his preparation for ordination at Luther Seminary.  Ordained ministry is a second career for Pastor Dan.  Prior to his work at Nativity, he taught religion at DeLaSalle High School and directed the theater program there.  He has held numerous lay ministry positions and worked in the insurance industry as well.
 
His strong grounding in Lutheran theology and belief in God’s grace to empower the Church in the community will certainly take Elim into its next chapter as a thriving congregation.  Dan and his wife Lynn live in Shoreview with their two children, Molly & Joe.