David lives in the Seattle area. His passions include music, brews of various kinds, reading, and the wonderful outdoors. He has served for nearly 20 years as an ordained ELCA pastor in the Southwest. He completed his PhD at Luther Seminary in 2014 in the area of missiology, and with an emphasis in discerning the Spirit's leadership in a suspicious world. Currently he serves the Northwest Washington Synod half time as the Living Local Coordinator, a new initiative among congregations to discover life among neighbors. In addition to consultant work, he also is an adjunct faculty at Luther Seminary teaching courses on the Missional Church, and Evangelism.