Dave lived in Lexington (KY) long enough to become a Wildcat fan (age 1), lived in Downers Grove (IL) long enough to become a Cubs fan (age 5) and lived in Ames (IA) long enough to learn how to walk beans and detassle corn (age 18).
As a young man, he went west to Stanford (CA), where studied economics (BA), industrial engineering (MS) and Bible (in InterVarsity). He witnessed “The Play” where the Cardinal band came on the field after the Cal player’s knee hit the ground (before lateralling). He served on staff with InterVarsity (1986-1999) at Claremont, Redlands (CA) and Penn (PA).
Against her better judgment, Shannon agreed to marry him (1991), and together they created Nathan and Noah. One can never have enough advanced degrees, so got an MDiv (Fuller Seminary), an MPhil and DPhil (University of Oxford).