Dave is the planting and Lead Pastor at Grafted. He grew up in Bloomington, MN and fell in love with Minneapolis when he went to school at the U of M. While at the U, Dave’s life was radically altered by three things: Jesus, meeting his wife Chelsea, and realizing that it is ok to really like board games (not your run of the mill board games, but the nerdy ones that win the Spiel des Jahres, or game of the year in Germany. Yep, nerdy…) Dave now lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three kids: Sophie, Selah, and Josiah. Dave finished his BA from the University of Minnesota, and an MACML (Master of Arts in Community Ministry Leadership) from Bethel Theological Seminary.
On a normal Sunday morning, Zach can be seen hanging around the back of the room making sure everything goes smoothly; granted, he’s quick to admit that “smoothly” is relative… Officially, he is one of our small group leaders at Grafted. While he was born in Washington state he calls Burnsville, MN his hometown. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he completed a BS in Computer Science, which landed him a job with Oracle as a Software Developer. When Zach is not working at Oracle, he volunteers with Side by Side Youth Ministries and Cru. Zach enjoys a variety of video and board games, hiking, canoeing, racquetball, and frisbee.