ABOUT PETER

Central to my call to ministry has been my desire to make a positive difference in people's lives and in the world. I try to pattern my life and work around St. Francis of Assisi's wisdom

“Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”

My interests in theology, family systems, peace making, and facilitation have been bolstered by the many opportunities I have enjoyed in 25 years of ordained ministry. These have included 11+ years as pastor in four different congregations; 10 years as an intentional interim minister in eight different congregations, and 4 years as assistant to the Bishop and Director of Evangelical Mission in the Western Iowa Synod. These same interests are filled as I assist leaders and congregations in times of transition, conflict, and difficult change.

"I appreciate the guidance and coaching that Pastor Peter Soli provides to congregations and their leaders, helping them move from conflict or uncertainty to deeper clarity about their future and the mission to which God is calling them. I highly recommend Pastor Soli, who brings both a pastor's heart and a depth of experience to the ministry he provides through Dialog Works." 

Reverend Stephen Delzer
Bishop Emeritus

Degrees and University Education

St. Olaf College - BA Instrumental Music Education

University of Iowa - 31 Graduate Credits in Music Education

Luther Seminary - Master of Divinity

Mediation 

Mennonite Conciliation Services  - Certificate (40 hrs)

Mediation and Restorative Justice

Eastern Mennonite University  - Certificate (50 hr)

Narrative Mediation - David Anderson-Hooker

Duke Divinity School - 2 Certificates (40 hr) 

Summer Institute for Reconciliation

Mitchell Hamline School of Law - Certificate (35 hrs)

Mediation Course - Professor Joseph Stulberg 

Congregational Health and Dynamics

Luther Seminary - Intentional Interim Ministry Training

Certified as an Intentional Interim Pastor (80 hours)

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Conflict Mediation in Congregations (40 hours)

Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches

Eastern Mennonite University  - Certificate (50 hr)

Developing ​Healthy Organizations - David Brubaker

Family Systems and Change Theory

Clergy Seminars - Larry Foster (100+ hours)

Bridge Builders - Certificate (Bishop Rick Foss, Eastern ND Synod)

Brief Therapy - Certificate (40 hr) 

Mental Research Institute - Richard Fisch

Other Work

Musician/Conductor/Teacher

Fergus Falls Community College - band, orchestra, music theory, jazz groups, ensembles (6 yrs)

Woodworker/carpenter

Soli's Wood Shop - grew shop to 13 employees (12 yrs)

Consulting and Facilitation Training

Design Learning (Peter Block) - Certificate (40 hr)

Flawless Consulting - Contracting and Discovery

Minnesota Technology of Participation

ToP Facilitation Methods - Certificate (14 hr)

Strategic Planning - Certificate (14 hr)

Mastering ToP Intensive - Certificate (80 hr)

Call or Text: 507-369-6303   
Email: Peter.Soli@DialogWorks.org 
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