Rev. David J. Yonker has been serving the First Christian Church in Burlington since October of 2012. He previously served as the pastor of the First Christian Church in Sterling, Illinois from 2004-2012. He was born and raised in Missouri and calls Columbia, Missouri his hometown. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and a Masters of Divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky.
While a seminarian, Dave served for three years as the Student Youth Pastor at the First Christian Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky and one year as the Student Pastor at the Smithfield Christian Church, in Smithfield, Kentucky. He loves spending time with his wife Liz and their two children. He is also an avid golfer, reader, and runner, and a sports fanatic, and especially loves the St. Louis Cardinals.