Pastor Dan committed his life
to Christ at an early age and felt the call of God to pastoral ministry
while in high school. That call helped him choose a college and seminary
for training. It also moved him to accept his first ministry assignment
as youth pastor in his home church.
During his college years, Pastor
Dan met and married Maggie MacDougall. She has been his partner in life
and ministry for over 42 years. Together they have served Christ and
raised two children and the delight of their lives today is being close
to their four grandchildren.
Over the years, God has led Dan
and Maggie into a variety of ministries - from being senior pastor of
a rural church in Junction City, Ore. to a congregation in St. Cloud,
Minn. From there, Pastor Dan served as the regional executive director
of his denomination where he conducted leadership training, church planting
and mediation. In the next chapter of the Clausen’s ministry, Dan
served as president of Oak Hills Fellowship and Christian College.
In February 2008, God brought
Dan and Maggie to Milaca, when he accepted the call to be the pastor
of Milaca Evangelical. They both enjoy new friends, a caring community
of believers, and a shared vision of what God wants this church to be
and do in this community. Together they trust God to bring people to
life and maturity in Christ.