Executive Pastor at Heritage Hill Church of the Nazarene.
Leads the Wel-Life Community group.
District Involvement: Chair of Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries; Secretary of Mission Development Team and Board of Ministerial Development.
“Heritage Hill is a vital, growing group of people who love God and desire to be used by Him. And -- YOU can find a place here!” “We certainly did! Patti and I, and our children, were transferred to Offutt AFB in the fall of 1988. We fell in love with the greater Omaha area, and even more importantly the people. The place draws you in, wanting to make you part of itself. Our first Sunday, we attended Heritage Hill, and it does the same thing. If you are looking for somewhere that you can be yourself, find people who will love and accept you, experience dynamic, Biblically centered, God honoring worship, and have a place of service in the kingdom of God, then come on in. Allow God, and us, to prove all of these things to you.”
Dave and Patti both grew up in upstate New York, serving over 20 years in the United States Air Force before he retired in 1996. Patti asked God to be part of her life in her brother’s living room in 1978 and prayed for her husband for 9 years – “never underestimate the power of a praying spouse” – Dave experienced a similar moment in the mountains of central California at a Nazarene Family Camp in 1987 and was forever changed. He served in a variety of ministry roles before accepting the call to full time pastoral service at Heritage Hill in 2000. Pastor Dave was ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2003 and serves as our Executive Pastor with specific responsibility for church operations, finance, and discipleship and training. He also has significant leadership responsibility on the Nebraska District noted above.
He and Patti have been married 31 years, have two grown children, Michael (Ira and grandsons Mark, Daniel, and Joshua) and Bethany. All are active in the ministry of Heritage Hill. Patti has an earned Doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology from Creighton University and is a licensed Counselor with a Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dave has multiple graduate degrees, the latest a double Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Biblical Studies from Grace University in Omaha.
“Our passion is helping people to be all they can be in Christ and doing whatever work He asks of us until He comes, or we go. It will be our privilege to get to know you – hope you can stop by soon!”
Dave and Patti…