David was born and raised in rural and regional Queensland. He studied at Queensland Agricultural College, and worked as a Rural Valuer in regional Queensland. He trained for ministry at the Brisbane College of Theology and was ordained in 1991 and has served as a Minister in a variety of roles, including rural ministry and church planting ventures.
He was inducted as Moderator, the spiritual head and the main spokesperson, of the Uniting Church in Australia Queensland Synod in October 2014.
What’s happening in the world and how the gospel and the Christian story interacts in the unfolding story of life is his keenest interest. He believes that the revelation of God in Jesus Christ is the most liberating and empowering news for the human family.