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Pastor Dan Doering

YOU MIGHT NOT GUESS HE'S A PASTOR if you met him on the street. You'll find him most Sundays preaching in jeans, or in the summer time, in shorts. He's approachable, unassuming and nonjudgmental.

Though you'll seldom find him in priestly garb, his pastoral heart is always apparent. Pastor Dan is a very compassionate man whose life is marked by acts of kindness.

It's his deep commitment to service as a lifestyle that makes him a great fit for the congregation of volunteers at People of Hope. They think "outside of the box" to help one another and others in need; like bringing bagged turkey sandwich lunches to people who have to work on Thanksgiving Day and making sure moms at the Women's Shelter have plenty of toys provided to "shop" from for their children at Christmas.

Together, they nurture a culture of volunteerism where ongoing support for the local food shelf; programs to assist person and families experiencing homelessness; and the Women's Shelter are habitual and ongoing commitments.

Many find Pastor Dan's sermons easy to understand and apply to their daily lives, addressing real life questions of life and faith. He believes in the power of Christian community to heal and transform lives and to make a difference in our world. And he's dedicated to facilitating an authentic, inclusive community environment that nurtures faith and welcomes all people.

Want to talk with Pastor Dan? Email him at the email address above, he'll be happy to set up a time to visit.