Pastor at Bethel LB Church, Fergus Falls, MN
David Foss is guy who loves life and the Giver of Life. He was born in Montana, raised on the East Coast, and now lives in Minnesota. Foss has an MDiv from Lutheran Brethren Seminary, and has served as Associate Pastor in Fullerton, CA, and Lead Pastor at Bethel LB Church in Fergus Falls, MN, since 2005.
In 1994, he was set up on a blind date and a year later was married (way out of his league) to Michele (from Elbow Lake, MN). They have a son Micah (13) - an aspiring NBA star to take over for Steph Curry, or wide receiver for the MN Vikings - and a daughter Olivia (15) - a chip off the "old block" with her mother's good looks.
He likes family time, skiing (water and snow), the beach, motorcycling, snowmobiling, and fishing when they're biting.
Pastor at Mt. Bethel LB Church, Mt. Bethel, PA
Pastor Chris Priestaf was born and raised in Dearborn, MI, the infamous hometown of Henry Ford. A runner through high school, Chris took his academics and athletics to Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA) where he majored in Math and Economics and ran Cross Country and Track. Little did he know that Bucknell was also the place where he would meet his future bride, Suzanne, herself a product of 59th Street LB Church in Brooklyn, NY. After five years of marriage in Brooklyn, where Chris taught high school math and coached the track and cross country teams, they moved to the outskirts of Boston where Chris began his Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Completing that degree in 2004, they took his passion for teaching from the classroom to the pulpit where he continues to serve as Senior Pastor of Mt. Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Mt. Bethel, PA. Chris and Suzy have been married 20 years and have three amazing and beautiful girls: Kelsey, Liliana, and Addison. Chris’ greatest joy is seeing people come to know the great freedom and security that is theirs in Christ.