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Senior Pastor

David Gunderson

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Pastor Dave is originally from Minnesota. He graduated form Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1977 and from Concordia Seminary in 1981. He served his vicarage( internship) at St. John Lutheran Church in Salem, Oregon from 1979-80.  His first parish was Grace Lutheran Church in Deadwood, South Dakota from 1981-1990.  He has served St. John's in Yankton since May 1990.

Pastor Dave is trained in Crossways Bible studies, and Stephen Ministries.

In addition to serving St. John's Pastor Dave is a retired chaplain with the South Dakota National Guard. Pastor Dave enjoys various hobbies such as golf, reading, writing and home made wine making. Pastor Dave is an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Pastor Dave is married to Connie and they have two grown children, Kristen (Kapil) Dua and Jonathan (Amy) Gunderson, two granddaughters and a grandson.