Pastor Dallas C. R. Dubke
The peace of the Lord be with you!
The Lord and music have always been a part of my life. Born and raised in Northern California, I grew up in a musical family which led to a desire to pursue a degree in music. After spending two years at a community college, I finished a Bachelor’s in Music at Concordia University Wisconsin. It was during my time at CUW where I was led to go into ministry, and after graduation, I worked for two years at a garden center while preparing to go to seminary. After two years of working, traveling and gaining life experience, I studied at Concordia Seminary St. Louis to complete a Masters of Divinity degree. During Seminary, I had great opportunities to study God’s word, sing and play in several music ensembles, hang out with friends, spend a quarter at the Fort Wayne Concordia Theological Seminary and enjoy some of the sites and activities of St. Louis. I completed my vicarage (theological internship) at Trinity Lutheran church in Northern Minnesota where I experienced the culture and participated in ice fishing, eating lutefisk and lefse, snowmobiling and experiencing -20 degree weather.
Called to be a pastor here in the Northwest in 2011, I am blessed to be serving as a pastor at Faith Lutheran while being involved with various activities and adventures in the area. It has been a privilege to be a part of the Arts Integrated Ministry (A.I.M) program serving as vocal director and performer. Other activities and interests that I've done over the years include tennis, ping pong, ball room dancing, Civil War reenacting, snowboarding, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, bungee jumping, reading, and trying all kinds of new things. Serving the Lord in various ways is my desire, and without the Lord in my life, nothing else would have much value.
In June of 2020, I married my lovely wife Shannon, and since then, God has given us two wonderful children, James and Sophia. We have been blessed to serve the Lord together, and I pray that the life that God has given to us will continue to be used to His praise and glory and for the sake of the proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Savior! One of my favorite Bible verses is 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
Soli Deo Gloria! (To God Alone Be Glory)