Street Life Team
Lead Pastor & Executive Director
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.
Vicky came to Street Life Ministries in 2012. After a 2 year absence, she returned again in 2016. She was walking through her church entry one day and stopped to look at a Street Life Ministries postcard, picked it up, prayed, and made a call..
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Overseer of Spiritual Direction/Homeless to Healthy Discipleship Program
Ricky’s passion to help those who are homeless and who are living with drug and alcohol addiction is driven by his personal experiences with these struggles. Ricky surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus while he was in Redwood City Jail and his life was never the same from that day forth, that was in 2003. Since then God has been restoring Ricky, first by breaking the chains of addiction, and then giving Ricky new life. This new life included a journey that brought him back to school, finishing his GED and going on to earn certificates in Addiction Studies at Diablo Valley Community College..
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Nicholas was born and raised here in the Bay Area and is glad to be back here giving back to the community that gave him so much. He has been the resident young person at Street Life Ministries for over a year now, where he is responsible for grant writing, donor and project management and a variety of other tasks. Nicholas graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2020 with a double major in Political Science and Theatre. He is passionate about working to end the cycles of addiction and poverty and is thrilled to be working with an organization like Street Life that is out in the streets directly changing and saving lives.
God has led me to exactly where I’m at and the path I chose was his. As the Outreach Coordinator for Street Life Ministries, it is my responsibility to bring services to our un-housed. With a loving and compassionate approach, Danny takes to the streets. Danny was an un-housed Veteran with substance abuse issues and PTSD. My bottom was pushing a shopping cart with no shoes on and strung out. Thanks to God and a twelve-step program I have been clean and sober since August 30th, 2019.
Security & Facilities Manager
Kevin started out as a client in the early days of Street Life Redwood City back in late 2012. After 2 years of faithful service, he took a brief hiatus, returning in 2016. Since the day he came to Street Life, Kevin has acted in the capacity of security, as well as an excellent liaison between clients from the streets and the ministry. Kevin lived on the streets for several years prior to his interest in SLM, and can often be heard saying he has a PHD in homelessness and the streets of Redwood City. In February of 2020, Kevin was hired as both Security and the Redwood City Site Facilities Manager..
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Jeff and his family moved to the bay area 5 years ago after spending 25 years in Asia. When he arrived, he was taken aback at the amount of homelessness that he saw and experienced in the streets surrounding his workplace and the city where he lived. As a follower of Jesus and the Good Samaritan story as his core belief, he reached out to Street Life Ministries where his daughter and he became servers on the food line. Having worked in the F&B side of hospitality his whole life, he asked if he could join the team in the kitchen to help and improve the offerings being served. He hopes the food he prepares can bring more people to our gatherings, not only to be fed physically but spiritually. Jeff has a Doctorate in Hotel and Tourism Management, and his wife is the Director of Family Ministry at Peninsula Covenant Church.
Board of Directors
Craig and his family have been part of the Half Moon Bay community for over 23 years. Craig made the transition into full-time ministry from executive management in high technology business. He has taken skills developed in starting and growing companies and used those in the local church. He has experienced addiction and God’s grace in his life and desires to share that hope with everyone. He currently runs a construction business and is an elder at Redeeming Grace Church.
Affiliation: Elder, Redeeming Grace Church
Jesus drew me to him when I was in my twenties. I grew in a loving family. However, I didn’t have much exposure to the church. For me it was a radical change because I was real good at doing my own thing and whatever I wanted to do. When I put my faith in Jesus, I was so happy that I was forgiven that I couldn’t help but want to live for Him.
I started volunteering in Sunday school and then in the Youth Ministry and was having a lot of fun growing and helping other students grow. Then one day as I was working in sales for a software company, I woke up and realized that I want to work with youth full time and wanted to be a pastor. It was an awesome feeling knowing that God had a plan and calling for my life. God was preparing me along the way and eventually I was hired as a Youth Pastor and I worked with youth for 20 years. Currently I am the Missions Pastor at Trinity Church of Sunnyvale overseeing the Gateway Neighborhood Center and all local and global missions. We partner with different organizations to serve the City of Sunnyvale including the homeless.
Affiliation: Trinity Church of Sunnyvale
Rick, originally from Southern California, came to the San Francisco Bay Area to pastor Berean Bible Church in 1998. In rediscovering the gospel’s centrality over all of life and ministry as well as a deeper love for Jesus and His mission in the world, he led the church in a new to replant for this mission of God’s redemption in the Bay Area. He holds degrees from UCLA and The Master’s Seminary. Rick’s goal is to help plant missional churches as well as to unite like-minded churches for this purpose. Life is full of loving his wife, building relationships in the community through coaching High School Football and mentoring former homeless and addicts. He and his wife, LaRayne, built their own home and have four children.
Affiliation: Lead Pastor, Redeeming Grace Church