Dave is a first-generation Canadian, born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Dave is a retired teacher and school administrator. He holds a B.A. (Sociology) from Simon Fraser University and a M.Ed. (Administration) from the University of Victoria. Dave served two years with MCC in the Democratic Republic of Congo with PAX. He has served on numerous church and para-church boards and committees over the years, and has been serving as an elected Councillor since 2005 on Abbotsford City Council. Dave and Grace are members of Level Ground Mennonite Church. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford since retiring. He is married to Grace, and they have two married sons and seven grandchildren. Dave has a keen interest in family history and genealogy, both of which occupy some of his leisure time.