Dave grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until he was attending the University of Minnesota that he called Jesus both his Savior and his Lord. It was at the UofM that he met his wife Chelsea, and they were married, after they had both graduated, in the winter of 2007.
Before coming to Elmwood Dave graduated from Bethel Seminary with a Master of Arts in Community Ministry Leadership, served as the planting and Lead Pastor of a church plant in Northeast Minneapolis for eight years, walked beside his wife as she became a brain cancer survivor (praise the Lord!), and now has three wonderful kids: Sophie (12), Selah (10), and Josiah (8). They live in New Brighton, and Dave is excited to see the ways that God is moving in the hearts of the Next Generation in the northern suburbs to know and follow Him.
When Dave isn’t at church he loves to hang out with his kids: swimming, coaching soccer, camping, and encouraging them to be better-women and a better-man.