Meet Rev. David Wheeler

Education

  • Junior Year Abroad – University of London 1972-1973
  • BA – History Ripon College 1974
  • MDiv – Yale Divinity School 1980

Appointment History

  • Mpls Grace-Lowry – Seminary Intern 1978-79
  • Randolph-Stanton 1980
  • Inver Grove Heights Salem 1983
  • Duluth Pilgrim Congregational UCC – Interim Associate 1986
  • Duluth Hillside 1987
  • Honorable Location 1995
  • Interim Pastor, Morgan Park United Church Duluth – Spring 1997
  • Readmit 1997; Mpls Hennepin Ave (A) 1997
  • Crystal – Brunswick 2002
  • LOA May 2006
  • Retired Status 2014

Other Current Leadership Roles

  • Board Member, Walker Methodist Foundation
  • Wesley Foundation Volunteer
  • Vice-President Board of Estimate & Taxation
  • Assistant Manager II – Jos. A Bank Clothiers, Edina, MN

Previous Work Experience

  • Executive Director, National Parkinson Foundation of Minnesota
  • Project Manager, Draw the Line Minnesota – Citizen redistricting, St. Paul
  • Development Director, Community Involvement Programs, Minneapolis
  • Development & Communications Director, Alexandra House – a battered women’s shelter
  • City Council Member Duluth Minnesota

Leadership Style

  • Relational and transparent
  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to listen well and work with diverse groups
  • Energetic and positive
  • Committed to excellence

Gifts for Ministry

  • Pastoral Care
  • Preaching and worship leadership
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Communications and marketing
  • Group process and governance
  • Prophetic voice
  • International mission trips