Pastor: Dawson Ackerman

Dawson Gwen

Dawson was born and raised on the family farm northeast of Ackley and graduated from Ackley-Geneva High School.  He then went on to receive an Associate’s Degree in Farm Management from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.  Dawson and Gwen Knoll were married November 9, 1991.  They have been blessed with three sons:  Jacob and wife Hope along with granddaughter Grace, Nathan and wife Emilee along with granddaughter Piper and grandson River, and Nicholas and wife Olivia.  Dawson’s interests are spending time with family and friends, spending time outdoors/farming, traveling to see the beauty of nature, and watching amateur sports.

Dawson  began lay speaking in 2016.  He and Gwen come to Stout from the Washington Reformed Church at Ackley. Dawson became a commissioned pastor in the Pleasant Prairie Classis of the Reformed Church of America and was installed as pastor at the Reformed Church of Stout on June 12, 2022.

Dawson’s vision for the Reformed Church of Stout is:

… proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ

… share God’s love wherever opportunity presents itself

… continue the traditions of love and fellowship of the church family

… continue and expand the church’s outreach to the community of Stout

and beyond

Church Secretary: Tam Aswegen

General Fund Treasurer: Shiloh Johnson

Benevolent Fund Treasurer: Mary Kolder

Janitorial Staff: Mary & Sarah Lyons