CAMPUS MINISTRY TEAM
Dave is the Campus Ministry Coordinator at United Chapel.
Born in Los Angeles, he immigrated to Canada as a young child, grew up in New Westminster, and then moved to Victoria in high school. He earned both his B.Com and J.D. degrees from the University of Victoria. For his day job, he is he is an Executive Search Consultant and he's also a Certified Executive Coach.
You can find him in Kits walking his dog or taking his son to the playground.
How would you describe your faith journey? I discovered faith through Young Life via my high school volleyball coach and mentor, trained and volunteered abroad with Youth With a Mission, and then veered toward the United Church while in law school as it aligned with my progressive and inclusive values.
Why does campus ministry matter to you? In university, I belonged to a few campus ministry communities, but none that were inclusive (which meant a lot to me), so I still felt stranded. I was blessed with amazing mentors, however, so I'm grateful to help pay it forward and to create a welcoming space for students to explore their faith and to build community with peers and mentors.
What do you do with your spare time? I love to hike up or ski down mountains, socialize at coffee shops and pubs, and organize events that try to make a difference.