Dave Hanson is a pastor at the Yakima Vineyard Church. He is Founder and Executive Director for Sunrise Outreach Center, which is the outreach ministry for the church. He’s served with the Vineyard Justice Network steering committee for the past five years.
The church is nestled in a mostly urban setting, where poverty looms and solutions are increasingly distant. Food security, emergent shelter, and housing services (permanent and transitional), are all focus areas for ministry.
Dave has a heart for justice; he’s done preventive work with trauma-informed residential care for teens, and afterschool STEAM programs for school aged kids. He’s currently working on building a permanent supportive housing neighborhood of 36 cottages for chronically homeless adults. We are deliberate about serving underserved communities in our county by feeding families and housing our homeless.
Dave and his wife of 43 years, Theresa, have three adult children and eight grandchildren.
Speakers, hosts, and storytellers include a variety of Vineyard leaders and friends of the Vineyard.