David is passionate about justice and reconciliation in churches and their communities. He writes and speaks regularly about these and similar topics.

David is the founding pastor of New Community Covenant Church, a multiracial congregation on the South Side of Chicago. He is also the founder of New Community Outreach and previously served as a Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church. David and Maggie have been married for more than twenty years and have two sons.

David’s book, Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Discipleship, is available from InterVarsity Press. He is currently writing a book about the intersection of racial and environmental justice. He has written for Christianity Today, Missio Alliance, and The Covenant Companion.

David writes an occasional newsletter (mostly) about race, justice, and theology. He also tracks what he’s reading and keeps a constantly developing reconciliation bibliography.

Photo credits: Melanie Brown (top) and Esther Kang.