Dale Oquist

lead pastor

Dale grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated with a degree in vocational ministry from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now, after serving for nearly a decade as the lead pastor of Peoples Church, Dale’s passion for ministry has become known throughout the community.

He is known for his ability to teach the Bible in a fresh and practical way, engaging both those new to faith as well as experienced believers. Never one to stop learning, Dale earned his master’s degree from Northwest University in missional leadership, where he is an adjunct faculty member. He also serves on the board of trustees for Vanguard University.

Dale and his wife, Joni, have been married since 1986 and have three children: Lauren, DJ, and Dawson. In his spare time you’ll find Dale reading, detailing cars, golfing, or listening to jazz — but don’t be surprised if you spot Dale at a local Starbucks enjoying a cup of dark roast coffee.