Dave Donelson

Dave joined the Wooddale team in August of 2015 and is honored to be part of such an exciting place of God-honoring ministry. He leads the Legacy Builders ministry (60+), conducts the 150-voice choir and is the artistic director of Christmas at Wooddale. Dave also leads traditional worship and is passionate about bringing people into the presence of God each Sunday morning.

Before joining staff, Dave was a professor of music for almost 30 years, teaching and chairing the music departments of Crown College (Minnesota) and Malone University (Ohio). He is a graduate of Bethel University and Bethel Seminary, and earned his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

Dave and his wife Penny have been married for 40 years and have one daughter, one son-in-law and three perfect grandchildren. They love to travel all over the world. Their favorite destination is France, not only for the food but because that’s where their three perfect (Was that already stated?) grandchildren live.