Pastor David Winningham
A native of Akron, Ohio, Dave graduated from Ellet High (Akron, 1969), Concordia College (Ann Arbor, 1971), Concordia Sr College (Ft Wayne, 1973), and Concordia Seminary (St Louis, 1977). He served a dual parish (Redeemer, Sudbury and St Mark's, Val Caron) in Ontario (Canada, 1977-1981) before moving to Michigan to teach Theology in a Lutheran High School. Dave served Our Saviour Lutheran Church (Armada) for 12 1/2 years (1984-1996) and twice at Lutheran High North (Macomb, 1981-84, 1996-2000).
His areas of interest include worship and music; he plays piano, trumpet, and guitar. While at Lutheran North, he coached boys and girls soccer and was advisor to the ski club. He played 16 years for the Anchor Bay men's soccer team (New Baltimore 1984-2000). He currently plays with the Canton Celtics men's soccer team. Dave has served as a Counselor at 4 National Youth Gatherings, was a District Counselor for LWML, and has served on various circuit and District committees.
He is married to Linda (nee Meyer). She is a Registered Dietitian, who has served as a nutritional consultant to various group homes, taught a Nutrition class at Owens CC in Toledo, and currently works for Futures Healthcare in Southern Wayne County and Genesee County Mental Health. Linda has degrees from the University of Western Ontario (London) and Eastern Michigan (Ypsilanti). Among her Church activities have been Board of Education Chairman, Sunday School Teacher, and Altar Guild.
They have 2 sons: Patrick (26) married to Katie (Lutheran school 4th grade teacher). He's a world-traveler, organist, and Concordia University-Ann Arbor music education graduate who is now Choral Director at Concordia Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Ryan (24) married to Amie (public elementary music education teacher). He attended Concordia University-Ann Arbor and graduated from Hope College with a Theology and Music Major playing trumpet and piano. He's in his second year at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.
The Winninghams now make their home in Saline.
January 29, 2006