NL Moore & Associates is pleased to announce the selection of David Downey as Pastor of Community and Mission at Hope Church of Oakdale, Minnesota.


Hope Church

With an outstanding 100 percent vote by the congregation, David joins Hope Church as Pastor of Community and Mission. Prior to joining the Hope team, David spent nearly seven years in the Residence Life department of Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

David was attracted to this position at Hope Church in large part because the pastoral responsibilities center on the two vital Christian concepts of community and mission. David states, “A life on mission is lived intentionally. Each day is a gift. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. God calls us to focus on faithfulness, not results. A life on mission identifies opportunities to love God and neighbor in the midst cross-cultural service, the everyday mundane and everything in between.”

David and his wife, Emily, have two children, McKenzie (3) and Carter (1). The entire Downey family is excited about joining the Hope Church community and settling into life in Minnesota.

You can learn more about Hope Church by visiting the church website at If you are in the area please join them for Sunday services!

NL Moore & Associates wish the Downey family many blessed years leading and serving the Hope Church community!