Pastor J. David visits part time with Zion’s shut-ins in their homes and at various care facilities in the area and he fills in for other pastors as needed. David was born in South Africa to missionary parents. He attended a German-speaking boarding school in South Africa up to eighth grade. Two years of public American high school was followed by going to boarding school at Augustana Academy in Canton, SD. He graduated from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD and then attended Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN where he graduated from in 1959. He served his first parish in Santa Barbara, CA, and then the Nelsons served at Johannesburg, South Africa, Paynesville, Blue Earth, and Silver Bay, MN and Blair, NE. He and his wife Liz have lived in Litchfield since the late 1990s and they have four children and nine grandchildren. He likes to sing, fish and tinker.
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