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 email@example.com.