Pastor Dave Buss


David (Dave) Buss was born April 6, 1961 in Ogallala, Nebraska the sixth of seven children to Norbert and Mary Buss. He was baptized May 21, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ogallala, Nebraska. He attended public school in Grant, Nebraska and was a 1979 graduate of Perkins County High School.     

Dave served in the U.S. Army for three years following High School and was stationed in The Republic of Panama and Fort Carson Colorado. Upon separation from the military, Dave attended the University of Nebraska and managed restaurants for “Valentino’s Ristorantes” of Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate studies in hotel administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in December of 1989. Dave was employed with Hyatt Hotels for ten years prior to entering Concordia Seminary Saint Louis to pursue a new career in the Pastoral Ministry. With Hyatt he has lived in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Vail Valley, Colorado, Kauai, Hawaii, and Westlake Village, California.

Dave served his vicarage here at Trinity Lutheran Church in 2002, joined the Ministry team as Associate Pastor in 2004, and became Head Pastor in August of 2011.     

Dave has been happily married to Lynette (nee Bauer), of Ogallala, Nebraska for almost 27 years. Lynette is a registered nurse specializing in cardiac care. They have three children: Elizabeth, born in New York, Joe, born in Nevada, and Jacob, born in Hawaii.


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