Dave serves on the staff of Soul Shepherding providing spiritual direction, sabbatical coaching, retreats, seminars, and supervision of spiritual direction students. He’s also an adjunct faculty member at Talbot School of Theology where he helps train current and future pastors, church planters and missionaries in the areas of soul care, listening skills, and empathy. Dave has been a pastor with churches in the Long Beach, CA area for close to 20 years.
He has a M.A. in Christian Apologetics, a M.DIV. with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and a certificate from the Soul Shepherding Institute’s program in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Ministry.
He was drawn to Soul Shepherding when the unrelenting pace of ministry and a bitter church conflict left him feeling dry and disconnected from God. Despite being an experienced spiritual director and seminary-trained pastor, he was ready to go back to his old job in the medical field. Instead, he met with Dr. Bill Gaultiere for coaching, took a Sabbatical, and participated in a monthly pastors’ group. His subsequent emotional recovery and spiritual renewal reinvigorated his ministry to pastors and leaders.
Dave and his wife Rebecca live in Lakewood, CA and are the proud parents of three adult children and two teenagers.