What a joy to be at Spirit of Joy today!


Pastor David Hansen’s parents were with us all the way from Chatanooga today. David comes from a long line of pastors. This picture, on the wall of his office, shows his father, grandfather and great-grandfather at his father’s ordination in 1970.  T. M. (Theodore Marcus) Hansen (1886-1873) served 11 parishes in cool places like Denmark, Wisconsin, then went on to be president of Dana College (1925-1929) and Trinity Seninary. Hansen served as District President of the Wisconsin District (1938–42) in the United Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church (later ALC), and of the Western Canada District (1945–48). He was also Vice-President of the Western North Dakota/Montana District (1956–57).