To the Lions of District 9NW, DG Rev. Dale Schoening is a retired pastor who served the United Methodist Church in several locations in Iowa for 34 years, retiring in 2017. He still serves as a part-time pastor of the Napier United Methodist Church near Ames. Methodist pastors get moved around quite a lot and DG Dale has been a member of several Lions Clubs in Iowa, in Bagley, Stratford, Wood- ward and, more recently, Boone. He has served as Club President, Club Secretary, Vice President, Zone Chair and as a Past District Chaplain as well.
He is a KidSight screener, a transporter for Iowa Lions Eye Bank Tissue Transport Relay and drives the bus for Iowa Lions International Youth Exchange Camp. Not only that, in addition he also drives a school bus and is a Behind The Wheel driver education instructor as well! Raised on a farm near Carson, Iowa, Lion Dale is a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Semi- nary in Evanston, IL. His hobbies include license plate collecting, singing and playing the trombone. He has been married to his wife Mitzi for 32 years. Together they have three sons, two dogs and one grand- dog.