We are pleased to introduce you to David Borum (pictured below), one of our newest GCI-USA pastoral residents. David is serving the Eugene, Oregon, congregation under the supervision of Lead Pastor Tim Sitterley. Here is a short bio from David:
I grew up in Eugene, Oregon, where I currently reside. I have been a member of Grace Communion Eugene for six years. I was raised attending a Disciples of Christ church, where my grandfather was an influential minister in that denomination. My early years were spent in youth sports, playing the guitar and saxophone, and camping with my family.
Right out of high school, I attended a discipleship training course through Youth With A Mission (YWAM). I would later spend nearly three years on staff with them in Baguio City, Philippines. My ministry involvement included jail ministry, preaching, leading worship, youth ministry and playing in a band doing evangelistic concerts and crusades. After that, I went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Missiology from Northwest University of the Assemblies of God in Kirkland, Washington.
Over the past 25 years, I have been involved in lay ministries through various churches. Some of those ministry activities included preaching, worship, youth ministry, evangelism and leading home groups. In my downtime, I enjoy watching sports, reading, watching movies, hiking, visiting the Oregon coast and traveling to various wineries.
I am excited to have this opportunity to join GCI as a pastoral resident. I am confident that this will give me the knowledge and experience needed to become a well-equipped and effective full-time pastor through Grace Communion International.