Dave was born and raised in Minnesota and the oldest of five boys. He met Lydia in the Philippines in1969 and got married in 1970. They have two children, Tony and Jennifer and two granddaughters, Natalie and Gabi. They moved to Arizona in 1984 and moved to the White Mountains in 1992. Dave works with the hospitality ministry, is a member of the Global Outreach Team and leads a small group study.
Lydia was born in Baguio City, Philippines, and came to the United States in 1970 to marry Dave. With the encouragement of a friend and neighbor, they started coming to WMBC in 2006. The Lord inspired her to volunteer wherever there was a need. She now serves as a member of the Hospitality Ministry, responsible for the kitchen, Connection Time, Library, and Coffee with the Pastor with the help of our congregation, who faithfully volunteer their time to support this ministry.