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Rev. Dave Wrightsman

Greetings – I’m Our Savior Lutheran’s Interim Senior Pastor serving during this time of transition in Circle Pines.  I come to Our Savior’s having served the wider church in the Twin Cities for the past 30+ years in a variety of ways; as an urban youth worker, educator, community partnership builder, campus pastor, settled pastor and as interim pastor. Specifically, this latest roll, Intentional Interim Pastor at 7 other congregations over the span of 11 years.

In all of these places I make sure the doors are open, the lights are on, and the engine is running! The variety of leadership positions has allowed me to develop skills and sharpen my passion for creative collaboration and mission redevelopment. I look forward to new expressions of bold and faithful ministry in every place I am called.

I live in Stillwater along with my creative, insightful, and courageous wife, Lauren. We are ‘empty nesters’ now with our three adult children living elsewhere.  A rescue dog and cat complete our family. My wife, Lauren serves as pastor at Roseville Lutheran Church, so we both found work in a vocation that invites us to love people and help them heal and know Jesus.

Also of great importance, I have single-handedly contributed to the financial success of Dunn Brothers, Starbucks and Caribou coffee shops!



“Live the life worthy of the calling

to which you’ve been called.”

Ephesians 4:1

Interim Senior Pastor

Direct Phone Number 763-334-7521 x. 1004

OUR STAFF: Leadership


Sheet Music

Ellie Lehn

Contemporary Music Leader

Church Choir


Choral Conductor
Music Director

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Nick Gilbert

CYF Associate - Youth

Image by Piron Guillaume

Danielle Draheim

CYF Associate - Children



Amy Pizzella, Office Manager

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