Dave states that he asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior as a young adult. He is continually seeking His will for his life. “The following verses give me great assurance of my salvation – 1 John 5:11-13: ‘And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son, has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you, so that you may know that you have eternal life.’ I desire that every ACA student will see a reflection of Christ in me, and that they will develop a lasting relationship with Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I feel so blessed to be a part of the ACA team!”
Dave attended Kirkwood Community College and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids and earned a BA in elementary education from Mount Mercy College (now University) in Cedar Rapids, with endorsements in reading and language. Prior to coming to ACA in 2013, he had lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he taught for 15 years. Dave currently teaches fourth grade at Ankeny Christian Academy. Dave married Mindi in 1980. They have two children; a daughter, Morgan, who lives in Cedar Rapids, and a son, Ethan and his wife, Kristin, who live in Waukee. He is a member of Capitol City Church in Des Moines where he enjoys singing in the church choir and helping out once a month in the Kids’ Club.