January 2020 Update: We are excited to announce that the membership has approved to call Pastor Dan Krause to be our Lead Pastor! He was approved with a 98.9% vote. He accepted the call and will be arriving at Berean in mid-February!
A Note from Dan
Hello Berean Family!
My name is Dan Krause and my family and I can’t wait to meet you in person! But until then, I’d like to introduce you to my family and tell you a little bit about us. Kelli and I have four great kids and two beautiful granddaughters. In early December, you will meet our boys, Elijah (14), and Isaiah (12). Our girls are older and have moved out of the house. Ashley is married with two little girls of her own and Hanna is a Junior at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.
We are originally from Southeast Michigan, but have lived in Alaska for the past 10 years. We have served in a couple of ministry roles during that time, and have planted two churches. I was also afforded the opportunity to have worked five years for the Alaska Aces (professional hockey team) as their On-Ice Host and team chaplain. That role gave me a unique connection to the community and allowed for lots of great ministry opportunities.
We have enjoyed a fruitful tenure here in Alaska, but we feel it’s time for a move. When we first learned of your search for a pastor, Kelli and I both thought “what a great fit.” The more we have learned about you and the Mansfield area, the more convinced we are that we want to be a part of what God is doing in and through you!
As a family, we enjoy spending time outdoors, farming, hunting, and fishing. We have raised about every kind of farm animal and operated our own small family dairy. We also spend a good amount of time around a hockey rink. As I mentioned earlier, I worked in professional hockey for five years, I have also coached for several years. Elijah currently plays for a travel team and Isaiah plays for my team as a goalie.
There is so much more to share with you! And, we can’t wait to have the opportunity to get to know all of you!
Largest church in Alaska – 2,500+ Weekly Attendance
Chugach Covenant Church
Planted church and grew to around 200 people in 6 years
Master of Arts in Religion
Liberty Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science in Religion
Candidating Weekend Sermon