David grew up in the Portland area and attended Oregon State University. It was early in his freshman year of college when God drew David to Himself and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. After becoming a Christian He started attending a campus Bible study through Campus Crusade for Christ near his dorm.
It was there that he met his wife to be, Claire. They were both heavily involved with Campus Crusade for Christ as students. During their four years at school they saw God radically change their own lives and saw how He made an eternal impact in those around them. As a result, their desire to be in ministry grew and when they graduated they knew that God was calling them to a lifetime of ministry.
Graduating in 2005, David had a degree in Industrial Engineering and Claire in History. Later that summer they were married and moved to Vancouver. In God’s providence they found Living Water Community Church on Google, and visited for the first time on the Sunday of the (2005) “Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Party”. They fell quickly in love with the preaching, people and the centrality of Christ in all that the Church does. Having a love for students they started helping out with the High School Bible study at the Church.
Still desiring to be in full time ministry, they began the process of joining full time staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 2006. They went through all the training and were half way done raising their financial support when in the summer of 2007 God called them to change course. Our Church asked David to stay and be the full time Youth Pastor. After six weeks of hard praying and consideration they decided to stay!
David is now our Youth Pastor and oversees the Middle School, High School, and College/Career programs. Excited he is to have the opportunity to invest in young lives, that they might be irresistibly drawn to Jesus and find their ultimate joy in daily walking in Him. David desires is to increase the scope of the Youth program from weekly Bible studies to include regular missions and evangelism, discipleship and retreats.
Lastly, and certainly not least, David and Claire are the proud parents of Elliana Grace, Jonathan and Adam.