Pastor David Breidenbach joined the staff as Executive Director in March 2015. He is a dual-rostered clergy member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).
David spent 14-years at his previous call, where he served as Associate Pastor and Director of Overseas Missions at Faith Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Albuquerque, NM. Faith Lutheran also sent out Pr. David and his wife, Angela, in early 2010, to start a second, satellite campus serving the people on Albuquerque’s Westside and city of Rio Rancho, where Pr. Breidenbach served as Lead Pastor until accepting his call with SON Network.
Beginning in 2006, David & Angela, and their family, participated as volunteers, hosted fundraising events, and served as team leaders for short-term summer missions with SON (then EEMN) to former communist and Soviet bloc nations, including Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. They also developed strong relationships and hosted in their home, strategic partners in ministry from Ukraine, Latvia, and Belarus. It was through these experiences in short-term summer missions and in developing relationships and a genuine love for the people of Central & Eastern Europe that made the indelible impression and solidified their sense of call and passion for a life in full-time missions work – connecting ministry partners, discipling Christ-followers, equipping the saints, and helping develop sustainable ministries in obedience to the Great Commission.
A second career pastor; David began his internship in 2004 at Faith Lutheran in Albuquerque and was commissioned as a contract-call pastor under LCMC guidelines, on Easter 2006. After completing his seminary education, David was ordained in November 2007. In his first career, David worked for 14-years in the broadcast television production industry and also owned and managed a commercial voice-over studio.
Pr. David attended the University of Albuquerque and UNM. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biblical and theological studies and his Master of Divinity degree in biblical and theological studies from Trinity Southwest University at Albuquerque, NM.
Pr. David and his wife, Angela, married in 1991. They have two adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and one grandchild, with another on the way in fall 2020.
David’s interests include his family, music, reading, travel, photography, the great outdoors, four-wheeling, and vintage automobiles.