Rev. David L. Kruse

Hello Everyone,
Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, in whose service we are all involved. What awesome and wonderful God we have.
I am (retired) Rev. David L. Kruse (PD for short). I am a son of Russell and Uarda (Jacobsen) Kruse of Conrad, Iowa. I have been married to Rev. Annette K. Ruhs Kruse for 39 years. We have 3 children, and 3 and ¾ grandchildren.
I am most humbled and excited to be here in my “home” church to be your pastor. As time goes on, you will come to know me better as I become more familiar with you.
I will be sub bus driving, selectively, for Benton Community, and have applied to North Linn and CPU as I have driven bus for 43 years as part of my servant ministry to the children, school districts and the families.
My e-mail address is My phone # is 712-249-2528. The phone is on 24/7. I would rather be called 7 times when someone is in or going to the hospital or some other type of situation that I need to know about or pray about.
In His service,
Pastor Dave (PD)

Pastor's Corner

Dear Ones,

Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ in whose servant ministry we are all involved.

I love trivia. Let's take a quiz and see how you do.

1. Who refreshed Paul in that Roman dungeon as he wrote his last letter to Timothy?

2.Who helped Charles Wesley get started as a composer of hymns?

3. Who found the Dead Sea Scrolls?

4. Who were the Prophet Daniel's parents?

Okay how did you do? 50%,25% or less? Don’t feel sorry for yourself but stop and think: had it not been for the "who" or the "nobodies" a huge chunk of church history would be missing. And a lot of lives would have been untouched by our loving God…Nobodies. Jim Elliot, a missionary killed by Auca tribe in South America, said that "missionaries are like a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody."

For the message of Grace and Good News it is God's desire to use Melanchthon rather than Luther, Kimball rather than Dwight L. Moody, or Onesiphorus rather than Paul….Do you realize how important you are to God the Father. You are among that elite group mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12: "some of the parts that seem weakest and least important are really the most necessary. So, God has put the body together in such a way that extra honor and care are given to those parts that might otherwise seem less important."

If it weren't for the "nobodies" here at Walker UMC we wouldn’t have the musicians, vocalists, professional volunteer sound and video people, a janitor, or committees to provide different services behind the scenes. Come to think of it, if it weren't for the faithful "nobodies," you wouldn’t have missions, Sunday school, VBS, women's Bible study, an exceptional office staff. These "nobodies" are exalting Somebody.

Are you one? If you are guessing what, it's the "nobodies" that Somebody chooses so carefully. And when HE has selected you for that role, HE does not consider you a nobody.  Be encouraged! 

Blessings and In His Service,

Pastor Dave