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dave

I love basketball, dogs, exploring Hawaii, performing weddings, celebration of life services, my family and friends. My toughest challenge in life was surviving the loss of my 5-year old daughter (Jackie) to an inoperable brain tumor. The grief never ends because my love for her never ends.

I made a decision to CHOOSE JOY despite the awful experience of my daughter's death. I now enjoy coming alongside others and doing grief counseling. I help people discover their life purpose and pursue it. As a coach, I encourage and develop leaders that produce extraordinary results. As a speaker, I seek to inspire people to overcome life’s adversities.  


aloha,

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pastor // celebrant // grief educator

When speaking, I love to challenge and motivate audiences with real-life stories, humorous anecdotes, and biblical principles that I seek to live out in my daily life. I've been blessed to be able to speak at some of the top churches, conferences, businesses, seminaries, Christian universities, weddings and funerals in the country. I've been privileged to speak to celebrities, professional athletes, creatives, pastors, rich and poor and to the Royal Family. 

I am a Southern California Celebrant, Wedding and Care Pastor, Grief Educator, Life Plan Facilitator, Leadership Coach and lover of life! I am a Certified Celebrant through InSight Institute and an Ordained Minister through Saddleback Church. I have a BA in Business Economics, a Master of Divinity, an MBA in Leadership, and I recently completed my Doctor of Ministry degree from Biola University.

My top five personal values include: Livelong learning, Servant Leadership, Excellence, Pioneer Spirit, and Resiliency.

At the end of the day, I help people LAUNCH things. As a Wedding Pastor, I help couples launch healthy marriages. I also help pastors launch their own wedding businesses. As a Funeral Celebrant, I help families launch into a season of healing from loss. As a Speaker, I help people launch into becoming God's best version of who he created them to be. As a Leadership Coach, I help church planters (pastors) launch healthy churches. As a Grief Educator, I help people rediscover joy after a life-changing loss.

"MY LIFE PURPOSE IS TO BE A LOVING PASTOR, INSPIRING SPEAKER AND  ENCOURAGING COACH THAt helps others reach their god-given potential."

WHO I AM

I love meeting with couples, writing inspiring content, speaking at the ceremony and ultimately launching couples into happy and healthy marriages.

- max depree

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”

i believe:

I absolutely adore my Siberian Husky named "Ari." She is the BEST dog we have ever had. She is playful, adventurous, affectionate, loving and just fun! The love of my life . . . 

01. I LOVE MY 

SIBERIAN HUSKY

I was a gym rat growing up as a kid, played in high school and received a Division I scholarship to play in college. I later coached at the high school level and with my kids.

02. I love

BASKETBALL

The North Shore of Oahu is my HAPPY PLACE. I try to visit Hawaii every year. I normally rent a motorcycle from Waikiki and ride over to the North Shore city of Haleiwa.

03. I love to gO to

HAWAII

I live to learn and learn to live. I have an undergraduate degree, two master's degrees and recently completed my doctorate. I am definitely educated beyond my intelligence!

04. I'M ADDICTED TO

LEARNING

I love everything about weddings! I like working with couples in planning out their service and getting to know them. I also really enjoy performing the wedding ceremony.

05. I LOVE PERFORMING

WEDDINGS

PREVIOUS SET

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06. my FAVE scent: 

chanel no. 5

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07. gimme all those

MACARONS

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08. I LOVE

WALKS IN THE PARK

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09. secret talent: 

SALSA DANCING

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1o. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

CAPPUCINOS

THINGS

FAVORITE

a few of my

on instagram

@COACHDAVEPAGE