About Me

Travis Else

Travis Else
Assistant Adjunct - Theology

Email: Travis.Else@dordt.edu

Family: Wife Juliana (née Van Engelenhoven), children Ian, Sophia, Annie, and Isaiah.

Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Position: Pastor of Preaching & Care at First Reformed Church, Sioux Center.

Education: D.Min., Western Theological Seminary, 2015. Dissertation: Idolatry, The Powers, and Cultural Formation; M.Div., Western Theological Seminary, 2007; M.S., Adult Education, Drake University, 1998; B.A., English Literature, University of Northern Iowa, 1995.

Favorite Authors: Walker Percy, Timothy Keller, James K. Smith, David James Duncan, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gary Shteyngart, Georges Simenon.

Favorite Musicians/Bands: U2, The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Wilco, Band of Horses.

Pastimes: Reading, writing, alpine skiing, climbing.

Life verse: "Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain" (1 Corinthians 15:58).