David currently serves as President & CEO of Kids Hope USA, a national non-profit organization that partners local churches with local elementary schools, and then trains the churches to provide mentors for at-risk students. Kids Hope USA is one of America’s largest faith-based mentoring programs. David began his career in corporate marketing. After thirteen years in the business world, he became the communications director for Willow Creek Community Church. This role involved hands-on leadership for Willow’s publications and creative design areas, as well as serving as the church’s media spokesperson. Following this assignment he served as children’s ministry director until he joined Kids Hope USA.
David has published six previous books, including:
Show Up (2016) by Dust Jacket Press.
Harper Collins Christian Publishing / Zondervan published his five other titles:
Lessons Kids Need to Learn (2012)
Words Kids Need to Hear (2008)
Leading Kids to Jesus (2006);
Leading Your Child to Jesus (2006)
Making Children’s Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid’s Week (2004); co-authored with Sue Miller
A graduate of Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), he holds a BA in Communications and has completed several Executive Education courses through the University of Michigan Business School and the University of Chicago Business School. He lives in Grand Haven, MI, with his wife Becky, where he is involved in various community activities, including serving on the advisory board of Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing. David and Becky have two adult children; a son Scott (married to Abbie), and a daughter Erin.
From Becky: David’s great passion in life is to tell stories that move and inspire people to make a difference.
Scott serves as the Northwest Indiana Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
(FCA), the world’s largest interdenominational Christian sports ministry. Upon accepting his current position, Scott became the first FCA staff member to oversee that area, building and applying focused leadership to create new programs designed for student athletes and coaches.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN), he holds a BS in Business Management with an emphasis in Philanthropic Leadership and Service. Scott played quarterback on the Valparaiso University football team; he received university and national sports academic honors for his achievements as a student-athlete. Scott lives in Valparaiso with his wife Abbie.
From Abbie: “In school, Scott loved reaching out to fellow students and teammates. Today, that love continues.”