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Tisdel new pastor at St. Mark’s

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Daniel A Tisdel, new pastor at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran of Roswell, said he is excited about this new phase of his life here in Roswell. Tisdel grew up in the Denver area and is a fourth-generation Coloradan. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Spanish education then taught high school Spanish for 13 years. During that time, he was always active at his church, be it as a youth leader, worship leader or any number of other roles.

Pastor Daniel A Tisdel

He felt the call to ministry in college and had flashes at even earlier ages, but waited until it felt like the right time to start seminary. After moving back to Colorado in 2009 to be closer to his family as he had spent his entire adult life to that point in the east, he soon started seminary, attending Iliff School of Theology in Denver and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. He did his required internship at a small congregation in the mountains of Colorado and was later called as its full-time pastor.

Tisdel comes to Roswell with a passion for the church and a love of people from all backgrounds. He believes that being people of God means being connected to and loving your community. Faith is not about converting anyone or forcing them to live a certain way, but simply loving them just as they are, in whatever circumstances they are experiencing, Tisdel said.

In his spare time, Tisdel enjoys camping, hiking and fishing, as well as woodworking projects, including a 17-foot cedar strip canoe. He likes watching and playing sports and games, but most importantly, is a rabid Denver Broncos fan.

Tisdel can often be seen out in the community. He’s hard to miss because he is almost 6-foot, 7-inches tall. Feel free to say hello if you see him out and about.

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