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Rev. Dave Peterson



 I was born and raised in Altoona, Iowa; graduated from Southeast Polk in 1975; attended and graduated from Simpson College in 1980; worked for a major insurance company in Des Moines as a Fire Claims specialist for three years (1980-1983); I then joined my father in the family business (Suburban Realty & Insurance) in 1983; I met Judy in 1985 and we were married in November of that year (the 9th to be exact). In January of 1988 we were blessed with our first daughter, Amy. In December of 1991 we were blessed with our second daughter, Rachel. In the mid 1990’s I purchased the insurance agency from my dad and renamed it The Insurance Corner, Inc. In 1997, I finally couldn’t say “No” to God any longer and answered my call to ministry. In January of 1998 I began my seminary experience at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. While there, I was appointed in July of 1998 to serve as the pastor of Trinity UMC in Hazleton, Iowa and as the Associate pastor at Grace UMC in Oelwein, Iowa. In May of 2001 I received my Master of Divinity degree from UDTS. In July of 2001 I was appointed to First UMC in Fairfield, Iowa as the Associate Pastor, where I served until I was appointed to be the pastor at Prairie View UMC in July of 2010. Now the Bishop has appointed me to serve at Clear Lake UMC

Stacie Royster

Office Manager


Mary Jane Crail

Director of Music


Klaire DeVos

Choir Director


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