Dave Malnes is the founder and president of Praise and Proclaim Ministries. He and his wife, Lori, live in Idaho and have been married for 28 years. They are blessed with four children and two grandchildren. Beginning in 1998, Dave has been serving as a certified staff minister with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS).
Praise and Proclaim Ministries was officially launched in January, 2016 and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501c(3). It is a WELS-based parasynodical gospel ministry. (www.wels.net)
Dave started out his career in marketing and development for eight years before the Lord called him into the full-time ministry in 1998. He first served at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN where he developed an outreach program to proclaim the gospel in the Hmong community. in 2003, Dave completed his coursework at Martin Lutheran College and became a WELS certified staff minister. He moved to Boise, Idaho and served as staff minister at Peace in Jesus (Vietnamese) Lutheran Church, then later served with Truth in Love Ministry — an outreach to Mormons.
Praise and Proclaim Ministries helps Christians and congregations in three ways:
#1 We train Christians how to confidently and joyfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost soul.
#2 We provide a well-organized opportunity for Christians to immediately put their training into action by leading a door-to-door outreach initiative for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel.
#3 We prepare congregations to receive long term value by taking full advantage of the training members receive from conducting an outreach initiative at their church.