Pastor Dart is a 1998 graduate of Concordia College, Seward, NE, and a 2005 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. He has served as a Lutheran high school teacher in Norfolk, NE, and in St. Louis, MO, teaching both music and theology. He was ordained in 2005 and served as Associate Pastor at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Spokane, WA.
In 2007 he was Called to serve as a US Navy chaplain. He has served with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, deploying twice. From there he served in USS ESSEX (LHD-2) and USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), Naval Submarine Support Center in Groton, CT, and US Coast Guard Sector Key West, FL.
He is married to the former Jeanette Carter and they have two sons, Barrett and Toby. He enjoys fly fishing, spearfishing, diving, cooking, and motorcycles, among many other pursuits.