“To give away to others what has been given to me, to help them become all God has created them to be!”
A husband and father of three beautiful girls, Dave is a follower of Christ who has been on a great adventure with Him for close to 35 years. Passionate to learn and share with others what he’s been given, he longs to understand more clearly this prelude called life on Earth, and to join together with others in experiencing life as it was intended. He is a coach, pastor, a friend, and life long learner. His desire is to incourage you so you, in turn, can incourage others!
Dave is an Awyken Professional Life Coach and Trainer, Pastor, and Certified Church Consultant. In conjunction with Awyken and Tharseo, LLC, his Coaching/Consulting business founded in 2011, Dave has served as a coach to an international clientele as well as consultant and trainer to churches, non-profit and for profit organizations, including educational institutions in numerous countries.
Additionally, with over thirty years’ ministry and leadership experience, as an ordained Pastor since 1989 and serving as Senior/Executive Pastor/Administrator in several churches in the U.S. and abroad, as well as a Practice Manager in a 5-physician medical center and a 4-physician veterinary hospital, he is uniquely gifted to bring a broad range of experience and practical knowledge to the coaching/training/consulting realm.
From 1992 – 1997 he and his wife, Julianne, established a church in Moscow, Russia, and served as its Senior Pastors before transitioning its leadership to Russian pastors who continue to serve faithfully and successfully.
Utilizing excellent relational skills and solution-focused training, Dave’s greatest joy is to partner together with others, inspiring, motivating and assisting them in the accomplishment of the dreams they have been given. With extensive international experience, he excels in working and ministering with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- A., Hotel/Restaurant Administration, Washington State University
- Masters in Pastoral Ministry, LFF Ministry Training Center
- Graduate and Trainer, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, US Center for World Mission
- The Art and Science of Coaching, Erickson College, ICF Accredited
- Certified Professional Coach through Erickson College – ICF Accredited College
- Certified Church Consultant, Former Member, Society for Church Consulting
- Invited lecturer/guest speaker/workshop leader/trainer, speaking on and training in Leadership, Administration and Church Planting in universities, churches and at conferences in 8 countries.
- Graduate of Microsoft’s “Smart Tools Academy” for Educators