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Here you’ll find sermons, thoughts, and reflections on faith and life from Dave Lyle, Senior Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church & School, River Forest, IL.

Dave has been serving in ministry with the people of Grace since 2015. Originally from Appleton, WI, Dave holds degrees from The College of William & Mary and Luther Seminary. As a recipient of the Graduate Preaching Fellowship, he studied homiletics at The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at The University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is pursuing a DMin at Candler School of Theology. Prior to coming to River Forest, Dave served as pastor of First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, WI, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Pawleys Island, SC.

Dave is passionate about proclaiming Christ and his kingdom, already lurking and working in the lives of believers. Before ordination, he spent four summers as a counselor for Crossways Camping Ministries and five summers doing youth ministry in a congregational setting. Dave has written for Working PreacherThe Christian Century, and Mount Carmel Ministries’ Daily Texts. He makes his home in Oak Park with his wife, Erika, their daughter, Greta, and their sons, Anders and Torsten. He is a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Royals.

Head on over to Grace Lutheran Church & School to see what God is up to just outside Chicago!

2 Comments
  1. Marla permalink

    I have already clicked that I will follow you – so you better put something here soon! : )

  2. Hal and Diane Freeman permalink

    Blessed to be able to listen to sermons that we miss when we are gone.

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