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.
In addition to serving First Christian Church, he is serves on the Board of Directors for the Christian Church Foundation, the Board of Trustees for Culver-Stockton College, and is a coach for new church planters and congregations in transformation with Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation. He is an avid runner, golfer, St. Louis Cardinals fanatic, and newspaper junkie. He loves spending time with his wife Liz and their two children.