Dave has been a friend of TCEF for many years. He has traveled to India and Nepal on several occasions to visit with Tibetan friends and support the cause of Tibetan cultural survival, the education of Tibetan children and the messages of HH the Dalai Lama. One of the highlights of his visits to India was leading a group of high school students from California, USA on a visit and exchange with the Tibetan students at Kyitsel’ling, our TCEF project in Clement Town, India. Dave is a retired United Methodist clergyman and former professor of history. He is married to Mary, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Helena, Montana . They have three adult children and three granddaughters.