Pastor Dale Critchley
Pastor for Youth & Family Ministry & Evangelism
Thankful to be husband of Teresa since 1994 and father of six daughters, Pastor Dale has served at churches in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Ohio after receiving his Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1998.
Pastor Dale served as Lead Director of the Iowa East team of the Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ and the LCMS Iowa District East’s Board of Congregational Services and Board of Missions as an Evangelism Specialist. As one of the first Lutheran pastors to make his sermons available to listeners worldwide via podcast, listeners from around the globe have downloaded his sermons, including thousands in China in spite of the Chinese government blocking access at times. Committed to personal spiritual growth through multigenerational mentoring and relationship-based outreach, he developed DiscipleQuest to allow congregations anywhere to begin spiritual training in their context. He continues to seek innovative ways to bring the Gospel into the lives of others that the love of Christ may fill them to overflowing into the lives of still others.