meet pastor dave!

MY ROLE AT CHURCH ON THE HILL

 To lead us in living out our vision of helping people Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose and Play a Role in God’s story; to live “it”; to empower others; to develop leaders; and to pray. 

 

MY FAMILY

 I am married to a beautiful woman of God (Kristin) who, without saying more, is my I Corinthians 13, and we have two kids – Luke and Grace. 

 

MY BACKGROUND

 After obtaining a B.A. from Olivet Nazarene University in 1990 and a J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1993, I practiced law in Pittsburgh, PA from 1993-2000, and I continue to work with a consulting firm that provides financial, insurance, and other business advice to companies.  In May 2005, I obtained a Master’s of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary and then began serving as a pastor.   


MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE

 Spending a summer traveling throughout Europe with Kristin visiting old castles and churches, enjoying cultural foods, staying at unique places, and watching Kristin’s eyes sparkle as we experience and see new things on this adventure.

 

 MY FAVORITE TEAM TO CHEER FOR IS

 The Steelers

  

MY FAVORITE MOVIE IS 

 Here are a few of my favorites – Braveheart, We are Marshall, Pale Rider, Dead Poet’s Society, Good Will Hunting, Miracle, the Borne Identity series. 

 

MY FAVORITE BOOK IS.

 This is hard question because I am an avid reader.  A few of my favorites include – The Advantage:  Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, The Ideal Team Player, Start with Why, Together is Better, Simple Church, Finishing Strong, Growing an Engaged Church, The Imitation of Christ, anything written by Patrick Lencioni, Simon Sinek, Richard Foster, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and N.T. Wright.