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.
2Welcome! I am Marcia Rosa and have been Elim’s Associate Pastor since 2012. Much of the time you will see me playing, laughing and speaking faith into the lives of our children, youth and families. This is my passion, so it brings me great joy to serve God in this capacity and to help others discover the joy of the Lord in their lives as well.
I live in Plymouth with my husband Terry, along with our two children-Josh and Katie. My favorite pastimes are watching our children’s sporting and musical events, hanging out with friends at the lake and around our fire-pit and Thursday date night with Terry.
My family loves being at Elim and I hope you will check our church out. In the process, my prayer is you will not only discover the love of this community, but the love of Christ making a powerful impact on your life.