David serves as the lead pastor of New Heights Church in Vancouver, WA.
David grew up in a traditional Baptist church in Des Moines, IA. Those growing up years were formative in giving him a love for God and His Church. He graduated from Clarks Summit University and Baptist Bible Seminary (M. Div) in Clarks Summit, PA. He met his wife, Sue, in college, and they married a month after he graduated. They have been married for 28 years and have three daughters (ages 25, 23, and 21).
David served as a youth pastor for over eight years in Harrisburg, PA, then served as the lead pastor of Northridge Church in Rochester, NY, for over fifteen years. In 2016, he moved to Houston, TX to consult with churches through the Vanderbloemen Search Group. While there, his youngest daughter was diagnosed with cancer. The move to Houston became a huge blessing as MD Anderson (arguably the top cancer hospital in the world) was only 25 miles from their home.
Once chemo was complete, David began to wonder what future God may have for him. That resulted in him connecting with New Heights Church. Each weekend over 3500 people attend the five-campus church.
His passion is making more & better disciples.