Coordinator for Church Planting
The Rev. Dan Clites serves as the LCMC's Coordinator for New Ministry Development. Dan coaches and encourages our existing pastors and church leadership teams on becoming missionally-minded and discipleship driven, as well as impacting a city for Christ. His passion, however, is to assess, train, equip and support those who are planting churches and/or are interested in supporting new church starts. See "1,000 in 10" for more information on church planting and catch Dan's weekly blog updates at: danclites.blogspot.com.
Before stepping into his current call, Dan planted and led Rejoice! Church in Northfield, MN for over a decade. Rejoice! is known for its spirited worship, restoring broken lives and transforming its city. Dan grew up in Marshall, MN, graduated from Moorhead State University, MN, with a journalism degree, then worked 8-years as a television sportscaster in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND. If you're looking to talk Jesus and sports, call Dan! Before planting Rejoice!, Dan graduated from Luther Seminary in 1995, then served three other Minnesota congregations in Cannon Falls, Brainerd and Clearwater.
Dan is married to Joanne and the two reside in Prior Lake, MN, a SW suburb of Minneapolis. The Clites' greatly enjoy their two adult daughters, a son-in-law and a grandson.