Though originally from South Carolina, where Christ adopted him into his family, Dave has spent most of the last 12 years on the West Coast. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in theology from Biola University/Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles. Some of the funnest and most enriching experiences of his life have been mountaineering in Patagonia for two months, meeting and winning the love of his life (Lauren), discipling and being on mission with college students, and being entrenched in the life of the local church. Dave’s primary goal in life is to know Christ more deeply each day and help others do the same so that they would all be disciples who make disciples. He and Lauren have two sons, Graham and Beck, and a daughter, Macy Jane, and they are planning to start a husband/wife blog in the near future (this was not his idea). They reside in the Brier Creek area of Raleigh-Durham.