dave wainscott: holy heteroclite
can we say about our unique
Well. he was born on his birthday, and his dress is for sale on Ebay. Any questions?
person of his age alive, even though
he's been pastoring a couple decdes), came to know
Christ after his freshman year (Dave's freshman year,
not Jesus's) at Fresno
Pacific University. This conversion was so radical that Dave has
been a convinced
Heteroclite ever since; even (against his better judgment)
becoming an interim pastor before graduation. Soon after meeting Jesus, Jesus
introduced him to St. Sonya Kriegbaum, who became Sonya Wainscott (against her
better judgment) on August 30, 1985. Dave, who grew up (?) in Sacramento;
Liverpool, New York; and Guilford, Connecticut, has always considered Fresno
home base and HQ, so he is thrilled to be pestering (not a typo) in the city of Fresno he loves.
Dave's degrees (Don't be impressed; Dave always says you can have more degrees than a summer day in
Dave really loves his gigs adunct-teaching Bible for Fresno Pacific University's Degree Completion program, and teaching ministry courses for Latin American Bible Insitute's Fresno/Sanger Campus. If you have no class, sign up for one of his classes.
He and Sonya have two children: Tim, the drummer, and Sara, who loves and pastors animals (This may have something to do with the two quasi-Christian cats, a born-again dog, and one Calvinist guinea pig, who have been known to live with the Wainscotts).
As for Dave's awesome neighbor, Josh Wood, he's quite an artist; the picture on the left was whipped out in mere seconds as Dave shamelessly posed for St. Josh Wood (when Josh was 11 years old).
Dave, who loves to listen (to God and you) as well as speak (at events, camps, and retreats). Some of the topics he is asked to speak on include postmodern/culture shift, "set theory," personal and church renewal, in-depth Bible Study , cross-cultural communication, Myers Briggs and Spiritual Formation, spiritual warfare, U2 and "How To Be Awesome Like Keltic Ken When You Grow Up." He loves to pray, read (check out his crazy booklist) and swim (though not usually at the same time), and is planning to take most of you that are reading this with him to Israel, Peru or Haiti this year, or on a mission trip to someplace you never thought you'd want to go (you can visit the coffee shop for more details, as Dave is webmaster-barista there).
In a former life as a
mainline denomination pastor, he served.. believe it or not.. as a Rotary Club
President, Ministerial Association President, Salvation Army Service
Extension Coordinator, and on the governing board of a hospital, for example
(these were mostly in Delano, Calif..travel
there via satellite) Currently, Dave serves on the board
of Fresno House of Prayer,
and New Creation
a...ahem...sex-addiction recovery ministry. He
is currently writing on issues of church
and culture, and blogs and brags about it at his 'Holy Heteroclite'
which currently theologizes on U2 by way of David Letterman,
SpongeBob and Jurgen Moltmann!
His regular column in Salt
Fresno Magazine can be
read free (for a price) here. Yes,
DW an eclectic nut, and self-confessed heteroclite (Hey,you can finally look
that word up here, before you draw any conclusions! You are probably one,
him with an encouraging email (include money in the
envelope) or send him a
friend request; you can even cyberstalk him on
Twitter. And seek him out for
coffee or conversation (sometimes all at once). He would love to get to know you, and you can't do anything