About Our Pastor

Pastor Dennis

Pastor Dennis Preston enjoys the work of a pastor. His passion is to help others know and grow deeper into the love, grace and mercy of God through Jesus Christ.

Pastor Dennis has served as a parish pastor since 1984, serving at Grace Lutheran Church since the summer of 1998. His two prior calls were three and a half years serving a two point parish consisting of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, rural Henry and Naples Lutheran Church, Naples, South Dakota and 10 and a half years serving Linden and Zion Lutheran Churches, Hanska, MN. He attended college at Dana College, Blair, Nebraska and seminary at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Also he spent 18 months for his internship in Brazil in 1980-81 and as a family, the Preston's spent one year in Norway in 1994-95.

In his free time Pastor Dennis enjoys reading, travel, tennis, golf, bicycle, hiking, gardening, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Pastor Dennis is married to Leila Mikkelson Preston who is a Fiber Artist; weaving, spinning, felting,knitting, calligraphy and the book arts. She also teaches beginning piano.They have a two adult children, Erik and Siri.

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