Doug serves as the Executive Director of the National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM), which seeks to "stimulate partnerships that reach teenagers for Christ." Today, more than 13,000 youth pastors have joined the Network and NNYM coordinates more than 580 local youth pastor networks in the USA.
Raised in a Christian home, Doug trusted Christ as a 10 year-old through the faithful witness of his parents and his Bible-teaching church. Doug graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a diploma in 1976 and a degree in Bible Theology in 1978, after receiving his liberal arts training at California State University in Hayward, CA.
After graduating from Moody in 1976, Doug returned to his home church, Redwood Chapel in Castro Valley, CA, where he served as Youth and College Pastor for 12 years. In 1988, Doug was called to serve as Associate Director of the National Network of Youth Ministries in San Diego.
In 1992, Doug was called to serve as Youth, Young Adults and Missions Pastor of Fremont Community Church in Fremont, CA. During this season of ministry, he was a part of the preaching team.
In 1997, the National Network of Youth Ministries called Doug to serve as National Coordinator of Challenge 2000 - the nationwide effort to see every public school adopted for Christ, and eventually as Executive Director in 2002.
Doug continues to preach regularly in churches which are 'in between' pastors.
Doug has been joyfully married to Leisa since 1978, and has four adult children. Doug and Leisa lead a young couple's class and mentor younger leaders at their home church, Redwood Chapel in Castro Valley, CA.
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