David shares pastoral responsibilities with Beth Waltemath. They both lead worship, teach, vision, and offer pastoral care. They met as seminarians and lived and worked in New York City for a decade prior to moving to Georgia in 2010. They have three children under 10, James, Margaret, and William.
David became a pastor after working as a nonprofit professional. He co-founded and ran Urban Solutions, a youth and community development organization in New Haven, CT (1998-2001), where he was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship for social entrepreneurs. He has degrees from Yale University (BA ’97, American Studies) and Union Theological Seminary in New York (MDiv ’04). David was previously the Associate Pastor for Young Adults at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City (2004-2010).
The church, for David, is a place where we know God in and through relatedness–we learn that we are valued by others, and we are we are sent into the world to find our lives by losing them. David is the co-chair for the political advocacy organization Presbyterians for a Better Georgia and is the religious leaders chair for the community organizing group Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment. He has served on the Board of Directors for Decatur Cooperative Ministry and on the Alumni Advisory Council for Union Theological Seminary (NY). David’s writing has been shared in The Christian Century, Day1, the Huffington Post, on CNN, and CNN’s Belief blog.
David blogs sporadically at ministerslife.blogspot.com and tweets incessantly @dlewicki.