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MugShot Monday ft. David Van Dixhorn

What a special season of life it was when I got to know Dave at Soul City Church back in 2010. Soul City had just launched in the West Loop of Chicago, and was in its very beginning stages of becoming what it is today; a church on fire that is busting at the seams. Talk about a servant heart, Dave devoted that year to lead in the construction and design of the building WITHOUT pay. Unbelievable. My first time at Soul City was right before Christmas, and because the church population at that time maxed at about 120, you saw a lot of the same people working in numerous roles. It was pretty amazing to see, actually. People so devoted to serving each other and growing that place. I believe I officially met Dave when I got asked to be a part of their Christmas choir for their Christmas service.. made up of about 8 people.. haha. It was Charlie Brown Christmas style... maybe not the most musically gifted bunch, but the passion definitely tugged at some hearts and changed a few lives forever. It was after that we got to serve the families from Brown Elementary at the Soul City Christmas Store, we suffered through several brutal boot camp workouts with Terry Shanahan and Juliet Korver (Kyle Korver's trainer and wife), we partnered with the Kyle Korver Foundation and Brown Elementary and put on Soul City's first art show with student artwork from Brown, and we hit up the driving range on a Tuesday. Dave served coffee on Sundays, he shoveled snow on the sidewalks on the weekend, and he greeted people with a smile and made them feel so welcome. Never before had I been so invested and involved in so many different ways at a church, let alone the beginning stages. To see how much the church has exploded and impacted so many lives in the city now, has been one of the greatest joys to see. So many lifelong friendships were made there. It truly felt like family and was an irreplaceable time in my life. People like Dave are irreplaceable. He lights up a room. He has been such a wonderful example to me in more ways than one, and I am blessed to call him my friend! So, all that being said, here he is!

Your name: David Van Dixhorn

Age: 20+20+5

Where you live/ Where you are from: Live in Kohler, WI. Grew up all over the Midwest

Where’d you go to school? Bradley University

What you do for a living: Real Estate for Kohler Co.

What is your dream job and why? PGA Caddy, I love golf

In your free time you like to: Designing Houses, Landscaping, Playing with my kids

If you could change your name, you’d change it to: Charlie

What you like to do in your free time: GOLF

How you found karlysuesmessydos: Soul City Church

If you could travel or live anywhere, where would you go? Southern Cal

What is your favorite kind of weather? Sunny and Warm

Cubs or Sox? Cubbies

Peanut butter or jelly? Jelly

Mild or extra spicy? Mild

Walk/ Run/ Swim? None of the above, lay by a pool with a fruity drink

What do you look for in a koffee mug? Something that looks as good as my coffee tastes

What do you like to eat for breakfast? Bays English Muffin with Sugar and Cinnamon

When you think of comfort, what comes to mind? My AirBirds. Most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn

What is your fav thing about your karlysuesmessydos mug? Matches our new house perfectly - Light/Blueish Gray

What is your fav kind of koffee? Roaster: Torke Origin: Panama Geisha

Describe the perfect date: Just hanging in the back yard with a nice bottle of wine

Describe your ideal coffee shop: Clean and Modern

What is the soundtrack to your life? Hmmmm...not sure. Maybe something from my favorite band, U2

What is the best compliment anyone could give you or has given you? That they see Christ in me and through me.

What makes you laugh/cry? When my kids fart

Three words that describe you: FUN AND FUNNY (Kept it to 3 words)

Celebrity crush(es): Kate Block

Favorite Sports team(s): Duke Blue Devils, Chicago Cubs

Favorite Athlete(s): Kyle Korver

Favorite book: The Bible

One thing that surprises people about you: My age

Advice through a quote: "Live each day like it is your last!"

Why would you recommend a karlysuesmessydos koffee mug to others: Great design by a even greater person

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing our Monday with us, Dave!! You da bestttt. Have a fantastic day everyone!

xoxo, karlysue

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