The Rev. David Lose, Ph.D., is Senior Pastor of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Before his call at Mt. Olivet, he was President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. A faculty member at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. for 14 years, he served as Marbury Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching, academic dean, founding director of the Center for Biblical Preaching and leader of the creative team that developed WorkingPreacher.org. He was also the director of several grants funded by the Lilly Endowment to research congregational vitality. He has authored scores of articles and book chapters. Prior to his faculty appointment, Rev. Dr. Lose pastored St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Summit, N.J.; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Audubon, N.J.; and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Princeton Junction, N.J.