Retired in 2015, after 32 years of pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church, David is visiting a different church every week, a valuable experience for immersing himself in the styles and practices of the modern Church. In retirement, David also pursued his passion for camping ministry, having joined the staff of Camp Lake Stephens near Oxford, MS, as its Director of Development for a number of years. He currently pursues his passion for ministry, and for youth ministry particularly, through his expanded work with Ministry Architects. His lifetime work in youth ministry includes work in the local church as youth worker and pastor, at the regional level, and through his association with the camping ministries of Mississippi Methodism. David graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, with a B.A. in Sociology, then from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology with a Masters of Divinity degree. David is married to Laura, and they have three children, Ben, Kathryn, and Mary Evelyn. He loves the outdoors, travelling with his family, playing golf when he shoots under 95, his awesome back porch, and a good cup of coffee.