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FNS Photo by Dave Wallis The Rev. Dale Wolf leads worship at a Lighthouse Church service Sunday, Dec. 15, inside Scheels Arena in Fargo.

Leader of a lighthouse: Recovering from alcohol abuse, pastor starts nondenominational church

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FARGO — The Rev. Dale Wolf led workshops on burnout for medical professionals but didn’t recognize it in himself.

The longtime pastor of Fargo’s Atonement Lutheran Church says his burnout led to depression, which led to alcohol use.


“It can alter your sense of values unintentionally,” Wolf said.

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