Rev. Dr. Daniel Paavola
Daniel Paavola grew up on the family farm 4 miles west of New York Mills, Minnesota. He went to Minnesota State University at Moorhead for a degree in English and Phy. Ed. He went to Concordia Theological Seminary at Ft. Wayne, Indiana for his Masters of Divinity degree. He also went to Princeton Theological Seminary for a Master’s Degree in Theology and concluded with a Ph.D. in Exegetical Theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He was a pastor for twelve years at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Butternut, Wisconsin, before coming to teach theology at Concordia University Wisconsin in 1996. At Concordia University he teaches classes in the New Testament and also areas of parish ministry.
He has written several books for Concordia Publishing House. He wrote the commentary on the Gospel of Mark in the Reformation Heritage Series, 2013. His book on the Lord’s Prayer, Our Way Home, was published by Concordia Publishing House in 2017. Another book on biblical themes, Patience and Perfection, was published by CPH in November, 2018. A study on the key themes of Lutheranism, tentatively titled Uniquely Lutheran will be published by CPH in June, 2019. He was also an associate editor for the Lutheran Study Bible, published by CPH in 2009.
Dan and Holly were married in 1979 and have three children, Christy, Steve, and Nicole, in their twenties and thirties. His hobbies include running, motorcycling, woodworking, and driving their 1917 Model T Ford car.