David Byrum

Dave Byrum joined the Horizons team after 42 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches of multiple sizes in multiple settings, including 14 years as Lead Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso, IN, and eight years as a District Superintendent.

While in Valparaiso, the church became a multisite congregation, eventually planting a new church which continues to grow. All of his churches realized growth in vision, stewardship, worship participation, and missional discipleship.

Dave’s experience as a senior pastor, leading construction and capital funds efforts, gives him a keen awareness of the needs and concerns of churches wanting to cast compelling vision for the Kingdom and funding their dream.

Because Dave is also a Certified Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist, along with a graduate of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Institute for Conflict Management, he has developed listening and coaching skills which enable him to help leaders navigate their way forward when they had become somehow stuck.

Dave is a graduate of Hanover College (B.A. in History), Duke Divinity School (M.Div.), and holds a Certificate in Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Dave and Becky, his wife of 38 years, have two adult daughters, Emily and Libby, a wonderful son-in-law, Nick, and two grandchildren, Ellie (7) and Sam (4). Dave’s hobbies include fishing, hiking, gardening, reading history, and painting rocks with grandchildren. In his local community, Dave serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children who have become wards of the court.


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