About Pastor Dean

pastor dean

Pastor Dean began his call to ministry with Shepherd of the Hill Church in November  2014.  The center of his theology is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has a Master’s Degree in Theology and the Arts (MATA) ’04 and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) ’05 from United Seminary in Minneapolis.  He was ordained to a ministry in Interfaith Dialogue in 2008.   Pastor Dean is founder of Spirit in the House, Inc., a non-profit organization that explores spiritual diversity through the arts, and spent two years producing Forgiveness 360, an interfaith exploration of forgiveness in several faiths (He wrote and produced a TPT MN show, Exploring Forgiveness, found here: https://www.tpt.org/exploring-forgiveness)

Rev. Seal  was an Adjunct Professor of Religion at Augsburg University for 11 years in Minneapolis.  Before that he was in Showbiz; he was an award-winning producer of the MN Fringe Festival for 4 years, managed the Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater for 2 years, performed  in Mr. Elk and Mr Seal on Comedy Central when it started,  and wrote for A Prairie Home Companion, MTV, and elsewhere. He enjoys a vibrant family life with his wife Kirsten, a Family Therapist,  and their son Jake, an artist and animator.  Pastor Dean can be reached at seal13dean@gmail.com.