Dave

Dave & Carlyn


daveandcarlyn@gmail.com

DAVID L. BLOCK

Educational Background: 
1997    D. Min., Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA, - Leadership Development
1975    M.S., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, - Rehabilitation Administration
1969    M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
1965    B.A., Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, IN,  - Sociology/Psychology
1961            Concordia High School, Seward, NE

Professional Accomplishments:

2009-2010        Flunked retirement.  Pastor to Expatriate Congregation – Prague Czech Republic
2007-February  Officially retired and went on Synod’s Roster as “Pastor Emeritus”
2003-2008            Vice-President, Lutheran Family Services Foundation
2003-2009            Board of Regents, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska
                        Concordia Foundation, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska
1997-2006            President, West Omaha Lutheran School Association (WOLSA) Board of Directors & Foundation
1994-2008            Vice President, Lutheran  Family Services of Nebraska
2004-2008            LC-MS – National Convention Nominations Committee
1999-2007            Pastoral Leadership Institute - Mentor Congregation
1993-2007            Senior Pastor, Director of Ministries, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, Omaha, Nebraska (congregation growth 1076 to 2897)
1993-present             Served on various LC-M  Committees and Task Forces

    1. Chairman, English District Board of Stewardship, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
    2. Pastor, Christ Church-Lutheran, Phoenix, AZ

1978-1983            Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lexington, NE

    1. Evangelistic Missionary to Lutheran Church in the Philippines, held numerous district and national positions

Family (Spouse, Children, Grandchildren):
Spouse: 
Carlyn, Certified Registered Psychiatric Nurse, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, now retired
Children: 
       Amy Littler, MSW, LCSW Clinical Social Worker   (spouse – David)
       Chad Block, Principal, Christ Lutheran School, Yuma, AZ    (spouse – Andrea)
       Jeffrey Block, Senior Systems Analyst, Motorola, Inc., Phoenix, AZ    (spouse – Michele)
Grandchildren:
Jacob Block age 9, Kaden Block age 7, Abby Littler age 8, Briana Block age 2, Aaron Littler age 6, Lauren Block age 1

Interests and Hobbies:
Passionate about Leadership Development for young pastors in the LC-MS.  Until retirement he worked with variousdave_carlyn churches and other organizations as a mentor in the area of leadership development. From 1995-2003 he was the National Chair of the Developing Leaders for Ministry (DLM) program.  He has enjoyed leading religious lecture Biblical tours to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, the Greek Islands, and Turkey as well as other points in the Mid East., Other “just plain fun” tours included Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia.  In addition, he is an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and reader.  Most important of all he is a loving husband to Carlyn, his wife of 44 years, and a retired psychiatric nurse.  He is called Papa by his six grandchidren.

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