Associate Director of Global Ministries
David was born and raised in Huntington, Ind., and attended Union Church, an independent congregation outside of town. He fell in love with missions on the first of many short-term trips to Haiti while attending Huntington University. Throughout college he volunteered and worked for Youth for Christ in a local middle school. He graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Educational Ministry with a cross-cultural focus.
On March 22, 2003, David married Melissa Kline, who had served with the Global Ministries staff for a year-and-a-half in Macau. Melissa grew up in Grandville, Mich., and attended Banner of Christ UB Church (Byron Center, Mich.). Melissa graduated from Huntington University in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education, and went to Macau in August of that year.
David and Melissa lived in Huntington for a year while they raised support, and returned to Macau as a couple in April 2004. They concluded their service in Macau in September 2013 and returned to the States. David joined the Global Ministries office staff in May 2014.