Having served as a youth pastor, family pastor, senior pastor and campus pastor, Dave brings nearly 40 years of field experience to his current role as lead superintendent or “pastor to pastors” for Evangelical Friends Church-Mid America. A graduate of Malone University (BA) and Ashland Theological Seminary (MA), Dave completed his doctorate (DMin) in leadership and spiritual formation at George Fox University. His doctoral dissertation, “Sustaining Spiritual Leadership for the Long Haul” provided the inspiration for his first book, Rhythms of Grace: Life-Saving Disciplines for Spiritual Leaders. As a natural extension of his work with EFC-MAYM, Dave also serves as interim director for Evangelical Friends Church International, and as a professor and program director for the School of Graduate Studies at Barclay College. Dave and his wife, Carol, have been blessed with six children (Josiah, Sarah, Jeremiah, Hannah, Jessie and Jasmine) and eleven grandchildren (Isaiah, Noah, Isabel, Abigail, Lincoln, Lydia, Cora, Levi and Eleanor, Henri and Luke). In addition to his love for the church, Dave enjoys sports, nature, travel and spending lots of time with his family. When away from home, Dave’s favorite destination is a solitary cycling route on the Kansas prairie or a scenic hiking trail anywhere above timberline in the Rocky Mountains.