I come to you from Shoreview, Minnesota where I was retired from Lutheran administration and currently teach as an adjunct professor at Concordia University in the education department. I am married to Barb, an Occupational Therapist and have two children Emily and Joseph. I enjoy spending time with my two grandchildren, Henry and Cameron as well as fishing for the elusive walleye at the cabin. I spend my free time watching my wife garden, reading history books and losing golf balls on the golf course.
I have a BA in Elementary Education and am certified in Family and Early Childhood Education through Concordia University, St. Paul. I have a love for working with Preschoolers and helping them grow through "play". I enjoy walking, time at the lake and spending time with my husband Jeff and our four grown children.
I grew up in the Alexandria area and have been teaching in the upper grades at Zion since the fall of 2000. I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris and I recently completed the Lutheran Teacher Colloquy program through Concordia University Education Network to obtain my Lutheran Teacher certification. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff, and my three children.
REV. PAUL DARE
It has been a joy to serve as the Sr. Pastor at Zion since March of 2019. My wife, Rachel, and I have been married for 20 years and have been blessed with three children. When I am not at church I enjoy racquetball, reading spy novels and sports, especially the great and glorious Green Bay Packers. Did I mention I am from Wisconsin? My greatest joy in life however, is sharing the truth of God's Word and grace of God in Jesus Christ who brings new life and eternal life to the world.
I grew up in the Alexandria area and I am a Zion School Alumni. I graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2010. After graduating I taught at St. Peters Lutheran School in Edina, before returning home to Zion. I have a passion for child development and want to support each child as they begin their educational and spiritual journey. I enjoy spending time away from work with my husband and chasing after our three children.
I am the 5th grade teacher. I grew up in Alexandria, attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Jefferson Senior High School. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Elementary Inclusive Education. I taught second grade at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Perham, MN prior to returning to Alexandria.