Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) in the fourth grade, Dave has faced many challenges in life. But none other than his life-long striving to maintain a "close and personal" relationship with God. After coming to the end of himself, Dave finally discovered what his heart had always longed for--perfect "oneness" with Jesus Christ.
Today, Dave specializes in helping others awaken to the freedom of their union with Christ.
Dave is the author of, "Closer Than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ" and is the founder of CHARLOTTE/ONE which empowers local churches in Charlotte, NC to reach 20-30 somethings together. CHARLOTTE/ONE currently partners with over 40 local churches and has grown to become one of the largest young adult ministries in the Southeast. The collaborative, multi-church approach of CHARLOTTE/ONE has been duplicated in other cities (both nationally and internationally) and endorsed by: Louie Giglio, Chuck Colson, Leighton Ford, Kevin Palau, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Dave holds a B.A. in Bible and Religion from Montreat College and an M.Div From Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His published works include, "Inciting Incidents: 6 Stories of Fighting Disappointment in a Flawed World" (Moody Press, 2013), and "Closer Than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ" (NavPress, 2016). Dave currently serves on staff with Apartment Life as the President of the Mid-Atlantic region.
Dave is passionate about breakfast, snow, seafood buffets, and wood-burning fireplaces. Dave currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife of fourteen years, Monica, and their three sons: Ryan (9), Cole (7), and Jack (3).
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