Meet the Pastor

Meet the Pastor

Pastor Dan Cave 

 Hello St. Paul!  I am Pastor Dan Cave.  Born in Tampa, FL, I was raised in Wheaton, IL by my loving parents, Warren & Florence Cave, with my younger sister, Pat (CO).  I was baptized in the RCA and confirmed at St. John LCMS, in Wheaton, where I experienced my first discernible sense of calling to Lutheran ministry.  I have a BA (History) (‘72) from the University of Illinois, Chicago; a JD (‘76) from the University of Miami (FL) Law School; and an M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary (‘91).  

I met and married the love of my life, Cathy, in Fort Lauderdale 40 years ago.  Our adult children are Scott (Alison), Allen Park, MI; Matthew (Cristyn), Los Angeles; and Andrew (Kelli), Seguin; as well as 2 grandchildren, Reagan (2) and Ryder (4 months).    

I was originally rostered as an ELCA pastor, but I am now dually rostered in the LCMC and the NALC.  I have served 2 long-term pastorates in MI since my ordination: St. John ELCA, Farmington Hills and Christ LCMC/NALC, Warren. 

I retired from full-time ministry at Christ in February 2021, in order to devote more time to family and to move to TX.  Cathy and I are excited to be at St. Paul serving Christ with you and sharing the adventure of discipleship and mission as your interim associate pastor!