Dave Penner


Education:  B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN 1977; Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 1992; Stephen Ministry Leadership Training, Stephen Ministries, St. Louis, MO, 2010; Lay Ministry Certification, Concordia Wisconsin, ongoing

Personal Info:  Raised in Kokomo, Indiana. Married to Jan. They have 2 children: Andrew and Alison and 2 grandchildren. 

Enjoys: Swimming, biking, running, photography, and nature hikes. Also sharing a good meal and cooking for family and friends, listening to sermons (online) and listening to music.

What I Love About My Job:  Helping others to experience God’s love in action, helping others discover and use their spiritual gifts, and encouraging them through all circumstances in life with God’s enduring promises.

Bible Verse With Special Personal Meaning: These verses where shared with me during some very difficult times and became my daily rally cry for relying on God’s promises to stay focused on the road ahead. – Philippians 4:4-9
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”