David was born and raised in Oregon, the son of a pastor who served in rural communities for over 50 years. He attended Portland State University, majoring in Administration of Justice, prior to a lengthy career in technology and leadership. Throughout life, David has seen God’s redemptive nature at work in his own heart, graciously redeeming him from both sin and suffering that has occurred. He has a passion for guarding truth and God’s people and believes deeply in servant leadership and the relational shepherding of the people around him. He is a trained biblical counselor (CCEF @ Westminster Theological Seminary) and has also led ministry in small groups, care & compassion, and children’s areas over the years. David resides in Chandler with his wife Colleen, who serves as Redeemer’s Women’s Ministry Director, and their dog Gracie. They are now empty nesters with two adult children, Morgan, Riley, and daughter-in-law Bailey.