Dr. Dave Devries was appointed as the Interim Regional Director on August 1, 2018. Dave is a seasoned church planter, pastor, coach and strategist. He started Lake Hills Church, Castaic in 1990 and pastored there for sixteen years. He has served as the Director of Church Multiplicationfor the MCWR since 1998. In this role, he expanded our vision for church multiplication throughout the region, implemented systems for recruiting, assessing, funding, coaching and launching new churches, and targeted new areas to start churches.
As a missionary with One Challenge since 2006, Dave has partnered together with hundreds of pastors, churches and denominations to advance disciplemaking movements. Through training, coaching, creative resources and strategic thinking, God has used him to help leaders focus on multiplying disciples who make disciples who make disciples. Dave’s vision and leadership birthed Missional Challenge in 2014, which has grown into a team of highly skilled coaches who empower multipliers to accomplish the extraordinary.
Dave and his wife Deanne live in Bellevue, Washington with their golden retriever Olive. They enjoy gardening, travel, reading, coffee and hanging out with their two adult children.
The Regional Director’s purpose is to give leadership to the churches, pastors, ministries, and conferences of the Western Region. The Director’s responsibilities are recruiting, resourcing, coaching and developing Mission District Directors, movement leaders and other catalytic leaders, and accomplishing the vision and mission of the Western Region.