Meet Our Family

David and Cinda Lea met 21 years ago on a blind church date at Andrews University. Less than one month after their wedding they began ministry in the panhandle of Texas in the Amarillo district. From Texas they moved north of Reno, Nevada to Susanville, California where their son, Nehemiah was born. Most recently they pastored 13 years in the suburbs of Chicago, IL in the Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn and West Central Churches.

Favorite Ministry Opportunities

  • Making memories that impact people's faith journey
  • Ministering to children and young people through church life and Christian education
  • Studying the Bible with people
  • Hospitality


David enjoys camping, reading, family times, living healthy, and Adventist Church history. Cinda Lea enjoys camping, creating beauty, cooking, digi-scrapping, making memories, and Weight Watchers. And Nehemiah enjoys a high school sophomore enjoys Apple technology, having fun, making people laugh, cool sunglasses, and shopping at the mall.

Favorite Restaurants

  • Olive Garden
  • On the Border
  • Red Robin
  • Taco Bell
  • Frozen Yogurt places

Simple Pleasures

  • Experimenting with our Yonana machine
  • Camping in our pop-up trailer
  • Exercising together
  • Traveling to National Parks
  • Going on the Maranatha Christmas Family Mission Trip

Plans for Heaven

  • Take a long walk with Jesus
  • Enjoy our beachside cottage
  • Read a million books in a hammock (David)
  • Dolphin riding
  • Invite people over for a meal