A graduate of a small "central" school in rural Steuben County (there were 42 in his graduating class!!!); David has always felt comfortable ministering to communities both large and small. Influenced by his family's strong Christian convictions, following high school, David enrolled in a Christian liberal arts college and then went straight to seminary graduating with his Masters of Divinity in 1985.
Ordained in Lancaster, PA in 1987, David's Christian heritage has deeply shaped him in positive and wonderful ways; yet at times, that same heritage deeply scarred David as he went through separation then divorced, and eventually sought to find his way back into church ministry following a time of healing after his divorce. This experience of "brokenness" on life journey has caused David to warmly embrace all who come to the church for comfort, strength or faith. Throughout the past 28 years, David has found great joy in his role of father, always including his children in his journey of ministry and discovery.
One of the greatest blessings for David has been to find a home in the United Church of Christ, where he has been authorized as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament for over 15 years. First called as Associate Minister of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Bristol, Connecticut, David also served as pastor of Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Germansville, PA. The rich history and diversity of the UCC has served as a wonderful catalyst for his personal spiritual growth. David will soon begin his tenth year of ministry at St. John's UCC, Red Lion, a congregation of the United Church of Christ in the German Reformed tradition.
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No matter who you are,
or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.
St. John’s Church, Red Lion, PA…
…a congregation of the United Church of Christ