David J. Baldukas
Pastor Dave became Olivet's Pastor in June, 1995.
primary responsibility: "To discern and follow the will of God for the mission and ministry of Olivet Beacon of Light Lutheran Church
Pastor Dave has his Masters of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary and has completed coursework toward a Doctorate in Ministry from the University of Chicago.
undergraduate degree is in Religious Studies from Carthage College
holds an associate degree from Gateway Technical College
enjoys cooking and anything outdoors.
favorite books include The Bible, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala among many others.
Favorite movies include: Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Star Wars, It's A Wonderful Life, The Matrix, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and many others.
Using three words to describe himself, Pastor Dave says "child of God.
Pastor Dave and his wife Lisa have three daughters: Amy, Sarah and Christa.
In addition to assisting Pastor Dave with pastoral duties such as preaching, teaching and administering the sacraments, she visits the sick and those who are in nursing homes.
also works with new members, works on special projects and develops communication materials for Olivet