David made an adult commitment to follow Jesus at the age of 17 when a new church started meeting in his local Colorado high school. He later served as an intern in that new church before moving to Tennessee for graduate studies. While a student, David was a staff member at a new church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He and his wife Jan later moved to the Chicago area, where David served on the board of the local church-planting organization for many years. David and his wife Jan planted their first church with Stadia in 2003 in Bakersfield, California, and also served as a local network catalyst, helping launch two additional new churches in his community. David joined the Stadia staff in 2007, serving in a variety of roles, including director of Stadia’s Western Region. In his current role as Strategic Services Executive, David leads the team that releases leaders from ministry hindrances so that they can be empowered for greater kingdom impact. David and Jan continue to live in California, serving as volunteer local church leaders and enjoying California’s deserts, mountains and beaches.