was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington, where he and his family were active in the Presbyterian Church, Don earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Whitworth College, a small liberal arts university in Spokane.
After spending two years counseling juvenile delinquents (who taught whom more?), he attended San Francisco Theological Seminary and earned his Master of Divinity. This has always struck him as a bizarre title, as who can ever master divinity? This might be why he went on to get his Doctor of Ministry a few years back. Don was an Associate Pastor for Education in New Jersey for 5 years before coming back west to serve 13 years as Pastor at Southminster Church in Boise, Idaho. He started as pastor of Genesis in Advent of 2005.
His two kids, Kate and Eric, were active in Genesis’ youth and music programs. Kate is a graduate of CSU and pursuing a doctorate in Philosophy/Psychology at Washington University in St Louis. Eric is currently studying music at CSU (when he is studying at all…).
This fall Don married Julie Engel and moved to Conifer. Before she catches wind of this paragraph you should ask him about some incredible pictures from the Eiffel Tower of Don asking her to marry him… just EPIC.
Audio MP3s of his recent sermon series on James can be found here
He blogs at FaithBiscuits