Now retired, Dave Larsen’s professional career included youth ministry and the educational ministries of the church, Christian higher education student development work, development work in a suburban Chicago Christian school system and financial resource development for urban Christian schools in Chicago. He has throughout his career also served on a number of non-profit boards.
A native Chicagoan, his hobbies and interests include the history and architecture of Chicago, calm kayaking on the Chicago River and area lakes, and writing and storytelling.
His faith development was nurtured primarily in the teachings and neighborhood of the Reformed tradition, but he came to a deeper appreciation of the Roman Catholic and Mennonite justice traditions through his graduate work. He is a member of the Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, Ill.
Dave earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the Loyola University of Chicago, his Master of Religious Education Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and his B.A. in English from Calvin College.