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Hi! I’m Pastor Cal—I grew up in Northwestern Minnesota on a farm near Argyle. The farmer in me can be seen in my quest for a lush green lawn and vegetable garden. Kristi, my wife, and I met at Cooperstown Bible Camp, so North Dakota holds a special place in our hearts. We have been blessed with four sons and now two daughters-in-law along with six grandchildren.
I felt called to be a pastor in my youth but, like Jonah, I ran the other direction which for me brought me into the world of finance. I was in banking for over twenty years before God brought me to a place where I could hear him calling me again. In 2004 I enrolled at Providence Theological Seminary which is just south of Winnipeg, MB. I graduated from seminary in 2007 and was called to be the pastor of Mahtowa Covenant Church in July. The Mahtowa people were wonderful and generous to a 47 year old ‘rookie’ pastor as I spent eight wonderful and blessed years of ministry there.
I have been the pastor of Grace Covenant Church since August of 2015. I am excited about the ministry opportunities that are in front of us to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to North Fargo.