David Rice has been the Lead Pastor of Markey Church since May of 2014. His primary duties include preaching, teaching, casting vision and leading the staff, elders and leaders with the Markey Church community. He is passionate about connecting the Christian faith with ordinary and everyday life.
Prior to coming to Markey Church, David served churches in both Michigan and Indiana, working with adults, young adults and students. He also has many years of experience in the private sector working as a kitchen manager and chef for a variety of food service operations.
David holds degrees from Huntington University and The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology (M.div). The works of Wendell Berry, Walter Brueggemann, N.T. Wright and Eugene Peterson have had a profound effect on how he lives and leads as a pastor.
He is married to Wendy, the love of his life, for over a decade. Together they make their home in Roscommon County along with their two young sons, exploring the backwoods and waterways that lush Northern Michigan has to offer.
David loves to cook delicious food, grow lovely vegetables in his garden, sing and write songs, shoot photos, read a variety of books and watch Downtown Abbey with Wendy. You are as likely to find him wrestling with his two boys in his basement, as you are to catch him in the church office.