Rev. Dave Ellingson, the “Paddle Pilgrim,” has taught courses in spirituality, environmental ethics, human development, and youth ministry at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Wash. He is a Lutheran pastor, author, Master Gardner, former distance runner and triathlete, has a Doctorate in Holistic Health.
Dave is married and father of five grown children and admits from the earliest age his middle name has been activity!! He resides in Edmonds, WA.
He has authored 6 books: Paddle Pilgrim: Kayaking the Fjords of Norway; Paddle Pilgrim: Kayaking the Erie Canal and Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty; Paddle Pilgrim: An Adventure of Spirit and Learning Kayaking the Mississippi River; Say What: A Fresh Look at Old Sayings; Biblical Wisdom for a Digital Age; and My Body, My Life.