David Tsai Shinn
Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
“I am called to match people’s passions of our church with the needs of the church and the community, and to nurture and expand those gifts. I am also called to be an ambassador of God when invited into people’s lives at critical moments.”
David was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 11. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Emory University, where he was the founder and leader of the Korean Christian Fellowship and Chinese Student Organization. He earned his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he founded the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Island student group. He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
In the Congregational Care ministry, David works with trained lay leaders to meet the care needs of the entire church family.
Prior to Westminster, David served New Hope Church in Michigan, where he was senior pastor of the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic suburban congregation. Prior to that, he was Associate Pastor of Parish Care and Outreach for seven years at Plymouth Congregational Church, a large downtown church in Seattle, and associate pastor at Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
David is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at McCormick Theological Seminary and served for several years on the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program (PILP) board.
He is the proud father of two adult sons, Enoch and Ethan, and husband to Julie. He finds peace and joy in reading, opera, running and spending time with his family.