David is the founder and executive director of Music Ministry Alive! (www.musicministryalive.com), an international liturgical music formation effort for high school and college age youth. Inaugurated in 1999, the unique vision and pedagogy of MMA has “graduated” well over 2000 young people representing 47 States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, England, Germany, Kenya, Peru and the Philippines; empowering the young church in sung prayer leadership for the church. Together with Lori True who serves as associate director, David has engaged some of the most well-known and respected names in liturgy, music and ministry to serve as teachers, mentors and guides for this important cause.
Many who have been a part of MMA events have gone on to serve in music and youth ministry in parishes and schools; others have become published composers; and all continue to in varied ways, respond to God’s call to serve. While its summer institute held its final program in the summer of 2017, David and Lori continue to give attention to the development and expansion of the mission of MMA. David believes that MMA has been the best most important contribution (more so than his liturgical compositions) that he has offered to the praying Church.