The purpose of the Environment Domain is to mobilize Christians to create a God-honoring culture of biblical stewardship of the natural environment throughout the greater Tucson Metropolitan area.
"They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen." - Romans 1:25 (NIV)
Environment Domain Director
Office Phone: 520-745-4404
Email Address: [email protected]
David grew up in Southern Idaho spending the majority of his time at church, in school, or outdoors exploring the mountains, canyons, deserts, and rivers that form the region.
He left Idaho to join the Marine Corps and spent 5 years in the infantry specializing in urban combat.
At the end of the enlistment, he moved to Tucson and earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. It was while attending Eller School of Business that he met his wife Amy.
After graduation, David had the opportunity to pursue a career in the outdoors through the National Park Service and National Forest Service. Working in land management enabled him to hike thousands of miles through the Sonoran Desert and Sky Islands and provided a broad view of the positive and negative impacts people have on the local environment.
Even though working in the outdoors was a dream come true, David felt that there was still a higher calling on his heart from God that he could do more to serve God and the local community. David’s interest of wanting to serve not only the community, but also impacting our local outdoor culture led him to 4Tucson and the Environment Domain Director position.
David hopes that God will use 4Tucson and him to show Christians and others in the community what Biblical stewardship looks like. This understanding can then be used to encourage Tucsonans to be involved in managing, protecting, and using our natural resources to improve the quality of life for those alive now and those “… within the womb of time.”(President Roosevelt) Improving people’s lives through the environment not only has a direct impact on physical needs, but it also provides an even greater opportunity for us and creation to teach, tell, and declare what God has done (Job 12:7-10).
We hope you will personally join us in this new opportunity and challenge and that you will invite those around you who love the outdoors in its many forms to also get involved.