Dave has been married to his lovely wife, Cindy, since 1988. They have three daughters, Sarah, Hannah, and Moriah, and were thrilled to add a son-in-law to the family in 2020 and their first grandchild in 2022.
Dave received his Masters of Arts in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute. After serving at First Baptist Church in South Portland, Maine for fourteen years, in 2002, he and Cindy moved their family to Concord, New Hampshire where Dave became the Youth Pastor of CenterPoint Church. During his time there he served in various roles including Youth Pastor, Executive Pastor, Co-Senior Pastor, and acting Senior Pastor.
On March 10, 2013, Dave and Cindy were delighted to receive a unanimous invitation to come and serve as pastor at Seneca Community Church. Since his arrival that April, he has been committed to serving alongside the Leadership Team, Ministry Leaders, and family of SCC as they strive to make a difference in people’s lives wherever they are. Dave is passionate about seeing people integrated into the life of Seneca Community as their relationship with God grows.
When he is not busy with family or church, Dave can be found winter camping, hiking, skiing, or cycling the country roads of the Finger Lakes.
DAVE’S MINISTRY FOCUS CAN BE SUMMED UP THIS WAY:
- Modeling how Jesus can increasingly become more his life’s center
- Mastering the study and presentation of God’s Word (a life time pursuit)
- Moving the church toward vision & mission
- Multiplying leadership within the church
Your job is to teach them the rules and instructions, to show them how to live, what to do. And then you need to keep a sharp eye out for competent men-men who fear God, men of integrity, men who are incorruptible-and appoint them as leaders over groups… If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied. – Exodus 18:20-23