Erlander, Dan and Barbara Rossing
Dan is a pastor, teacher, author and illustrator who currently serves part-time at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle. Dan has served as a pastor in many settings including Holden Village and Pacific Lutheran University campus ministry. Dan began teaching at Holden in 1979 and is "seriously" committed to the tradition of Holden Hilarity. Dan has published numerous books and teaching materials that have helped to shape the spiritual lives of many including Manna and Mercy, Baptized We Live, A Place for You, Let the Children Come, Water Washed and Spirit Born, and It’s All About Love. Dan lives on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound and enjoys pointless walks on Useless Bay with his wife Karen.
Barbara teaches New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is the author of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation (Westview Press, 2004). Previously, Barbara served as chaplain to Harvard Divinity School, pastor at Holden Village, and pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She was a delegate to the 1997 Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Hong Kong, and serves on the LWF Council and executive committee, as well as the board of Augsburg Fortress Publishers. She holds a doctorate in New Testament from Harvard Divinity School and an M. Div. from Yale Divinity School.