David experienced first-hand the struggles of addiction, and the reality of life on the streets. Since his own recovery in 2005, David has pursued a call in his life to serve those in brokenness and need. Since becoming SLM’s director in 2007, David has expanded the reach of the ministry to bringing a hot meal and the Word of God four nights a week in two different urban centers, as well as personally connecting hundreds of people to drug and alcohol treatment centers and shelters. Dave’s wife Shawn works alongside him, leading the women’s outreach. They are blessed with Isaiah, their son.
Bruce SquiresPastor Ministry Associate
Bruce came to the Lord at twenty-three while serving as a Marine Sergeant in 1980. In the many years since, as his circumstances and career changed, Bruce has served the Lord in many leadership and teaching roles. Having recovered from alcoholism, homelessness and other challenges by practicing his faith, Bruce’s desire to serve brought him to Street Life where, from his first visit, He fell in love with those in need on the streets. His Service continues to share God’s love and his own. He serves by organizing, implementing and integrating evening service gatherings and providing pastoral care.
Scott DixonPalo Alto Ministry Coordinator
Scott’s walk with Christ started at the early age of eleven and he realized one day he would be called into full-time ministry. For many years his involvement with the church was the position of Sunday Ministry Coordinator. In 2013, Scott founded the non-profit, Golden Heart Dove, who’s vision is to create Christian media for missionaries and other non-profits. Over the years Scott has been a strong advocate for the homeless and has had first hand experiences of life on the street. Scott’s passion to serve those in need and kingdom mindset make him a perfect fit for the Street life Ministries team.
Veo RiceMeal Coordinator
Veo came to know the Lord as a child and shows God’s love and compassion with everyone she encounters. After coming to California, she joined the congregation of Celebration Christian Fellowship in 2008 and currently serves as a Deacon and the Director of Children’s Education. After attending Street Life Ministries’ services for over a year, Veo joined the staff as Meal Coordinator in 2013. She loves serving the Lord and her community.
Board of Directors
Garrett BrownBoard Member
Garrett is a Bay Area native who has served in ministry leadership on the Peninsula for over eighteen years. He worked for several years in pastoral ministry, served on the board of different non-profit organizations, and is currently the Ministry Director for Christian Union at Stanford University. Garrett holds a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. Affiliation: Sequoia Church.
David Shearin Board Member
David experienced first-hand the struggles of addiction, and the reality of life on the streets. Since his own recovery in 2005, David has pursued a call in his life to serve those in brokenness and need. Since becoming SLM’s director in 2007, David has expanded the reach of the ministry to bringing a hot meal and the Word of God four nights a week in two different urban centers, as well as personally connecting hundreds of people to drug and alcohol treatment centers and shelters. Affiliation: Peninsula Covenant Church.
Nathan KavanaughBoard Member
Nathan is the west coast Advancement Officer for Ligonier Ministries, which is a teaching organization focused on broadcasting, publishing, and theological education. He has worked in major gift fundraising as well as direct ministry, including several years of volunteer involvement with Street Life’s work on the Peninsula. Nathan holds a B.A. in Political Studies from The Master’s University. Affiliation: Sequoia Church
Jason BlomgrenBoard Member
Jason was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently works as the Director of Public Affairs for Christian Union, a collegiate ministry aimed at transforming our culture through future leaders. Prior to joining Christian Union, Jason had a successful sales career in healthcare industry and has been an active board member with a number of local non-profit organizations. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business, with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance and has completed several post graduate certifications in the non-profit sector. Affiliation: Menlo Church.
Derek HobbsBoard Member
Derek is a partner at Evart, Young & Hobbs Investment Management and is a Bay Area native. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1987. Derek has served as a volunteer investment advisor for two non-profit organizations, the Foundation for Personal Financial Education (FPFE) and the San Mateo County General Hospital. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA degree from California State University, Hayward. Affiliation: Central Peninsula Church.