Dan is one of the founding owners of Family Innovations Inc. Currently he offers licensure supervision to supervises at Family Innovations.
Dan has served as a senior pastor for 24 years and has served as an interim pastor to churches in transition for the past 16 years. Dan's passion is not what the church does or what a therapist does, rather he is passionate about what we are. He believes "being" must always precede "doing", for what we "do"
will be according to what we "are".
Dan believes that whether in the role of a husband, father, grandfather, business owner, supervisor, therapist, hanging out with people, etc. the main thing is to know that we are the body of Christ, being salt and light in all circumstances at all times.
Failure to embrace our new identity at any given moment causes us to try to get our acceptance, security and competency needs met apart from God. This leads to operating with a false self which feeds all kinds of insecurity, inadequacy, and rejection issues. Information about Dan Munson:
Dan grew up on a farm near Fairfield, la. He accepted the Lord at age 7 as personal Lord and Savior and followed the Lord in believers baptism at age 10 and at age 17 surrender his life to full-time ministry at a missions conference at a church in Lockridge Iowa. He graduated from Fairfield high school, Fairfield Iowa in 1972.
Dan received his undergraduate degree in Religion from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa in
1975. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1978; a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1995; and a Masters
degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2000; all from Bethel Theological Seminary. Dan received a
Post Secondary teaching degree from Bethel University in 2002 and was an adjunct professor at Bethel.
He has been an ordained Baptist minister since 1978. Senior pastor of Rockwell-Swaledale baptist churches(1978-1984)Swaledale la, senior pastor of Shenandoah Baptist church, Shenandoah Iowa(1984-
1987), senior pastor first baptist church( now prairie lakes) cedar falls, ia(1987-1996), senior pastor Galilee
baptist church( now Living Faith 1996-2002)
Dan became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2002. He and his business partners started a counseling clinic in 2001 called Family Innovations, Inc. which has offices in Anoka, Eden Prairie, Maplewood, Centerville, Stillwater, and Alexandria, MN and Hudson, and Balsam Lake, WI. Family Innovations employs over 180 staff and serves about 2000 people per week. Dan retired his co-owner position with Family Innovations in 2014 but continues to offer supervision to supervisees at Family Innovations on a part-time basis.
Dan served as a part time adjunct instructor at Bethel University from 2003-2007. He taught in the
Psychology department and in the Masters in Organizational Leadership Program.
Dan served as a part time Pastor to Senior Adults at the Spring Lake Park and Blaine campuses of Eagle
Brook Church from 2007-2014.
Dan has a passion for the local church. He consults with Pastors, Church boards, and Congregations to bring encouragement when there are disagreements and conflicts. Dan also has a passion for doing Interim and Intentional Interim pastorates where he helps bring healing to church congregations while they are between pastorates.Since 2002 Dan has served as an Interim Pastor for Baptist Churches in Woodbury, Ortonville, Spring Lake Park, Eagan, Maplewood, Coon Rapids, Opstead, Mn and River Falls, WI. Dan is currently the interim pastor at Opstead Baptist Church near Isle, Minnesota.
In addition Dan does some spiritual mentoring with pastors, missionaries, and church leaders. Dans interests include: family, grandchildren, leading mission trips, traveling, bicycling, riding motorcycles, walking, helping farmers with harvesting and fall tilling, ham radio, flying and hanging out in coffee shops.
Now that Dan is mostly retired he hopes to get current with his flying license and ham radio license. Retirement also means spending lots of time with family, kids, and grandkids. Dan and Renae have two golden retrievers - Gracie, 14 months old and Angel 6 months old. They bring a lot of joy and work to our lives.