Pastor Dan Carlson

Pastor Dan Carlson retired as Police Chief of the City of Eden Prairie Minnesota in January of 2007. After serving 25 years in the law enforcement profession as a police officer, he has transitioned to a new role serving the profession as a police chaplain. He currently serves as the Chaplain for the Minnesota Chiefs of Police, Hennepin County Chiefs of Police and the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association.  Pastor Carlson is also the founder and president of Public Safety Ministries Inc. a nonprofit ministry with the mission: “Serving Those Who Protect – Promoting Spiritual Fitness in the Public Safety Professions.”

Dan was ordained as a pastor in the Minneapolis Area Synod of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on August 15, 2010.  He has been “called” and “deployed” to be a mission pastor serving Public Safety Ministries, Inc.  Dan’s home base and office is located in Excelsior Minnesota, but he serves public safety professionals throughout the entire state of Minnesota.

Bishop Craig Johnson presiding at Pastor Carlson's ordination service.
Minneapolis Area Synod Bishop Johnson presides at Pastor Carlson's ordination service.