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 Bemidji Minnesota where I enjoyed learning about Northern Minnesota culture while ice fishing, eating lutefisk and lefse, snowmobiling and experiencing -20 degree weather. During my last year of Seminary, I was blessed to serve as director of the Seminary Brass Ensemble and the Seminary Men’s chorus. 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. Some of my many and various interests include music performance, tennis, ping pong, ball room dancing, Civil War reenacting, snowboarding, rock climbing, 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.
I pray that the life that God has given to me 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)