As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Doug works with churches, corporate partners, individuals, and foundations to build awareness and financial support of Plant With Purpose’s mission to transform the lives of the rural poor. He is active in speaking and writing to communicate Plant With Purpose’s work to a wide audience. Doug also leads church and community partners on Vision Trips, where he enjoys connecting U.S. partners to international community partners.
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in history, Doug earned his Master of Divinity at Fuller Seminary. He and his wife, Kathryn, lived abroad for five years where he pastored the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany. In his current role, Doug combines ministry experience with fundraising experience to connect with others who share a passion for the mission of Plant With Purpose.
Doug and his wife Kathryn have three children: Evan, Zara, and Barrett. Outside of the office, Doug loves mountain biking and spends early mornings riding through San Diego’s canyons.