Location: Big Sky, MT
Representative Since: 2013
Darius has been a Lutheran pastor since 1973. He has served in Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Montana. He also served in Campus Ministry (Univ. of New Mexico and St. Cloud State University), and as a pastor of three parishes. Darius has also been a deployed mission director and stewardship specialist in Region 1. Since 2004, Darius has served All Saints in Big Sky, a joint ministry of the ELCA and Episcopal churches, as their pastor/priest. He also currently serves on the board of Holden Village.
Darius likes to hike, ski, golf, read, and travel. H also enjoys photography.
Inspiration to volunteer time, talent, and resources with PLU: Darius has a love for academia. Although he has never been directly connected to PLU, he has served in campus ministry for over 25 years. Also, Darius is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College (1969). He believes in church – supported colleges and ministry with students and faculty.
Favorite place on earth: When traveling, Darius’s favorite sport is “wherever I am.” When at home, it is on the golf course in summer, ski slopes in winter, and his house, sitting by the fire with his wife.
Something that stands out about PLU: PLU is a church – supported school in a very unchurched area of the country. PLU is also a research and development arm of the church. He is excited to be part of such R and D.