Dale Soderberg was inspired to begin creative writing while in college and seminary by professors who saw the glimmer of talent which was later honed by writing sermons, short stories, and novels over ten years in the Lutheran ministry in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Horseheads, New York, and Syracuse, New York. His first novel, published in 1980, was an adventure/thriller built around the 1967 Israeli/Arab war.
Among other creative pursuits, he originated, organized, and directed tours to Europe, to the Middle East, and to Lutheran mission fields in Guyana, Liberia, Tanzania, and India. He most recently, in 2001, organized and conducted a tour to Zimbabwe for the Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA.
Once retired he and his wife, Marjorie, were able to expand their activities to include serving as volunteer missionaries in Papua New Guinea where he taught at the University’s Teachers’ College at Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province.
The consequence of his many creative activities over the years has brought him inclusion in the Marquis editions of Who’s Who in the East, American Education, the World, and America.
He and Marjorie live in Hamilton, New York.