David Potter has worked in the addiction and recovery field for over 17 years. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and Luther Seminary, he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity. He has done further study in spirituality and in business leadership. He has served as a pastor for a number of Lutheran churches, some as an interim pastor and others in a longer-term call position in both Minnesota and Florida. He has written for pastoral care publications about ministering in the area of addiction and has been a popular speaker to groups about spirituality and addiction recovery. He has been a chaplain for two VA Medical Centers in Minnesota and has served as a CPE Chaplain Resident, working with people of all faiths and those with no religious connection. He has served in various roles as a spiritual care counselor, primary counselor, family program counselor, and an IOP counselor. David is also a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) and values the opportunities to work with people as they journey to a more resilient, healthy recovery.
He is married with two children and three grandchildren. He enjoys bicycling, writing music and plays, and watching the occasional game of soccer.