David Misenheimer has served as a Kairos consultant since 2001. Before joining Kairos, David was a parish pastor for 25 years in Lutheran congregations in South Carolina, Texas, and North Carolina. In his 14 years of serving Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, NC, worship attendance more than quadrupled, membership tripled, and the budget grew by over five times. Beyond the parish ministry, David has served as a church building consultant for a major construction company and as a congregational consultant and speaker across the country for Church Innovations Institute located in St. Paul, MN.
David’s expertise is in visioning for large churches and congregations in any transition, and developing action plans to achieve their vision. He has worked in churches in six denominations and thirty-one states. Having shepherded Christ Church into one of the largest congregations in the Southeast USA, he is aware of the opportunities and challenges of a growing church.
He has spent much time in volunteer work among the poor in Charlotte at Urban Ministry Center and Crisis Assistance Ministry, where he served on the Board of Directors. He also has traveled extensively in Central and South America, doing work among the urban poor in Santiago, Chile, and the rural poor in Honduras.
David holds a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC and a degree in Sociology from Lenior-Rhyne College, where he later served on the Board of Trustees. He continued his graduate studies in Sociology at the University of South Carolina. In Charlotte, David has been a Guest Columnist for The Charlotte Observer, Author of We, The Church (Prince of Peace Publication), President of the Charlotte Area Clergy Association and on the Board of Directors for Mecklenberg Ministries.
David lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife of 47 years. “At Kairos, I am still involved in transformational ministry. My passion is mentoring church leaders and congregations as they make bold decisions to claim the future God offers them.”