Dave has served as Youth & Family Ministry Facilitator since 2011. In this role he provides support to DCEs and others in youth and family ministry. Additionally, he oversees the work of the District Youth Committee and provided leadership to the teams throughout the district who put on our high school, jr. high, and upper elementary school youth events. Dave also serves as the Director of the DCE Program at Concordia University Irvine. Dave received his BA from Concordia, Irvine, his MA in Faith and Culture from Trinity International University, and PhD in Educational Studies focusing on Confirmation from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. One of his favorite Bible verses is Judges 3:31 “After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.” From this rather obscure passage one can see the pattern of how God works with His people. Time as again God calls leaders to represent Him for a time and a purpose to bring to the people word of His redeeming grace. Dave seeks to be and raise up leaders who will respond to that call from God.