ABOUT PETER SOLI
"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."
The Rev. Stephen Delzer
Central to his call to ministry has been his desire to make a positive difference in people's lives and in the world. He says, "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-plus years as pastor in four congregations; 10 years as an intentional interim minister in eight congregations, and four years as assistant to the bishop and Director of Evangelical Mission in the Western Iowa Synod.
Peter founded Dialog Works as a nonprofit organization in October 2020. The organization grew out of his passion for ministry with congregations in transition and the effects of COVID-19 on small congregations.
Degrees and University Education
BA Instrumental Music Education
Graduate Study in Music Education
Master of Divinity
Consulting and Facilitation Training
Design Learning — Peter Block, organization consultant
ToP Facilitation Methods
Mastering ToP Intensive
Congregational Health and Dynamics
Certified as an Intentional Interim Pastor
Conflict Mediation in Congregations
Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches
Developing Healthy Organizations— David Brubaker, professor of organizational leadership
Fergus Falls Community College — band, orchestra, music theory, jazz groups, ensembles (six yrs)
Soli's Wood Shop — grew shop to 13 employees (12 yrs)