David Linde

Placement and Credentialing


Dave Linde has served the North Central District since 2001. Learning to love Christ at an early age through the influence of his family and his home church, he was also mentored and shaped by four pastors and teachers. Dave holds degrees from Bethel University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was a solo pastor for 14 years. In addition to enjoying part-time engagement with his work in the district, he has begun to explore new opportunities for stewarding time and energy in this transitional season of life. He and his wife Kathy live in Circle Pines, with children and grandchildren scattered in three states and abroad. Dave is grateful to serve alongside our district team as we serve pastors, church leaders, and churches.

As director of placement and credentialing, Dave’s ministry focuses on personal vitality and integrity for pastors and staff, walking alongside churches in the pastoral search process, and overseeing the licensing and ordination process.