Meet our Pastors
Pastor Dave Lennander
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 NIV
I came to Christ at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota during my Freshman year after meeting Christians who were a part of the Navigators Campus Ministry. I began to grow and eventually took on leadership responsibilities in the organization. The Navigators helped develop my “world-vision,” or desire to reach the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. I went to graduate school at Southern Illinois University to be trained in city and regional planning. When I graduated in 1979, I came in contact with the Great Commission Church through a friend. I had been looking for many years for a church that would provide an outlet for my gifts and world-vision and I finally found it. I then got a job in Eau Claire as a planner. My family and I got involved with Cedarcreek Community Church, a sister church to Coulee Rock, from the day that we moved into town. After being a part of the church for over 8 years, I was ordained in June, 1983 and became a Cedarcreek pastor. In June of 2013, I became a co-pastor of Coulee Rock Church. My wife Sandy and I are blessed with 3 children and 8 wonderful grandchildren. In my free time, I enjoy wood working, home improvements, golf, fishing, and fixing up my 1959 Ford tractor. I have a passion for sharing the gospel and discipleship training of men.
Pastor Peter C. Steele
I am from a small town south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. Although I grew up going to church the awesome, intimate, and individual love God has for each of us didn’t sink in until I was in college. While attending the University of North Dakota, I met some Godly men who loved me and showed me what it meant to truly follow God & live for His glory. Through their relentless love, prayer, and service, I began to understand how much God loves each of us, including me. I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and savior in 1999. That decision has defined my life, giving it fullness, purpose, and meaning ever since. I married the woman of my dreams, Tracy, in 2005. We’ve since been blessed with five of the most incredible kids: Seraiah, Bella, Curry, Sami & Jaxon. I served Cottonwood Community Church in Grand Forks until 2007 when my family & I were sent to help plant Harvest Church in Warren, MN. I was recognized as a pastor in 2008 and served as one of the pastors at Harvest for eleven years before becoming part of the Coulee Rock Pastoral team in 2018. I am intent on living a life desperate for God, passionate in prayer, and deeply committed to God’s people.