Pastor of Church Care
Dave accepted Jesus as his Saviour at the age of 8, led by his mother, and 2 years later was baptized by his father, a meaningful and cherished experience.
He attended Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale) and completing a BRE degree in Pastoral Studies. It was here that he met Sandy, whom he married in 1983. Together, they sensed God's leading toward serving in fulltime missions.
Dave went on to complete a Masters degree in Missiology/Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University as preparation for overseas ministry. In 1989 he and Sandy were accepted by SIM to serve in Zambia, working with local churches and Bible Schools in leadership development. They served for 12 years in this capacity while raising their 3 children in the African context, a hard yet rich experience. After returning to Canada, Dave served at Tyndale University, caring for International Students, and providing opportunities for student mission team partnerships and international internships. Dave joined the West Highland Ministry Team in the role of Pastoral Care and Discipleship in the summer of 2012 until December 2018. Dave now has the ministry of leading SIM in Zambia.
His joys include walking with others in discipleship and mentoring relationships, hanging out with his wife and kids, and canoeing/fishing.