Pastor Dale Slings
Dale Slings will be Shepherding Faith Church for a few weeks while we continue to navigate through the pastor search process.
Dale and his wife Gloria were both raised in central Iowa. Dale married Gloria 50 years ago and we were blessed with three daughters who are all well married and have given us eight grandchildren. I spent the first 9 years of my career teaching English in Pella, Iowa with a two year stint in the Army. After graduating from Calvin Seminary in 1983, we took our first pastoral charge in Dallas Texas. Five years later we moved back to Michigan, to Byron Center where we served for 12 years. Then we took the call to Westwood CRC in Kalamazoo, MI. After 15 years there, I retired from full time pastoring in 2014. Since then we have served as interim pastors in 5 churches in Michigan, St Louis, MO and Pella, Iowa. We enjoy getting to know the members in the churches we have served and the adventure of seeing more of God's creation.