Pastor Dave attended Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH, graduated with a degree in Math Education and a degree in History, taught at the Waterville Valley Academy in Waterville Valley, NH, taught at Portsmouth Christian High School in Portsmouth, NH, worked at Camp Calumet during the summertimes, and went off to seminary at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1999. While in seminary, Pastor Dave served as a field education student at Mediator Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, and as an intern at Trinity Episcopal Church in Moorestown, NJ.
Upon graduation from seminary, Pastor Dave served at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Stafford Springs, CT from 2003 to 2008, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia, NH from 2008 to 2015, and most recently was the Transitional Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Malden, MA from 2015 to 2017.
Pastor Dave’s interests and hobbies include music, concerts, the beach, the ocean, iPhone photography, the Red Sox, hiking, reading, Calumet, and vacationing with friends. Pastor Dave was widowed in 2013. He had met his wife Sarah while working at Calumet together in the 1990's. They were married in 2001. In the fall of 2013, Sarah was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, and died in April of 2015. You might've heard about #sneakersforsarah to #chuckcancer where people would post pictures of themselves wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. For more information on Sarah and her story, search Facebook or do a Google search for the hashtag #sneakersforsarah.