Dan Mahlum

I grew up on a dairy farm near La Crosse, Wisconsin. For five generations, my family was very involved in the Lutheran church in that community. While participating in the confirmation process I accepted Jesus Christ as my lord and savior. I married Sue (Engelien) in 1985. We have four children (Emily (Hildreth), David, Joshua, and Hannah). We also have two wonderful grandsons (Carson and Kade).


I have been a career banker and mortgage banker. I have held senior leadership positions with companies ranging in size from a community bank to fortune 100 corporations. I view this as an opportunity to exhibit Christ-like servant leadership within the workplace.


In 1999, I accepted a position with Principal Financial Group and moved our family to Adel. Within a few weeks, we found New Hope Church. The welcoming and friendly community of New Hope quickly became our new church home and second family. I have served in many ministries at New Hope including Elder Board, building committee chairman, Worship, Men’s, life groups, AWANA, and many others.

Things I’m Thankful For:

Our children, grandchildren, and our New Hope family!

I Enjoy:

Playing with grandsons, riding my motorcycle, family vacations, playing board games, playing on the worship team, and of course…cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers!

Favorite Movies/TV:

Elf, Star Wars series, Lord of the Rings series.

Favorite Music Groups/CDs:

Having been involved with music nearly all my life (my brother and I sang our first duet in front of our church when I was 4), I have truly learned to enjoy nearly all kinds of music...(I even try to enjoy rap). I especially appreciate live performance and almost any acoustical music.

I Hope To Someday:

Travel extensively (for enjoyment) in the U.S. and some abroad. Ride motorcycle in the mountains. And, memorize at least one book of the Bible.

Favorite Verses:

Psalm 121 1:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

Contact Us


25712 Highway 6

Adel, IA 50003


712 Cottage Street

Adel, IA 50003



New Hope Church

PO Box 21

Adel, IA 50003

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