Our New Youth Director-David Funderburk

David is a graduate of Appalachian State University (MA, Appalachian Studies and Sustainable Development) and Brevard College (BA, Environmental Studies). He has worked in a variety of education and group-facilitation settings, from leading overnight outdoor adventure trips and after-school character education programs to managing the daily delights of a fifth grade classroom. Currently, he works for Furman University organizing enrichment activities and a mentorship program for some of Furman’s top scholarship recipients. He is passionate about holistic education and believes that youth programming should nurture the mind, body, and spirit to deepen connections with community, place, and a greater sense of meaning in life.

David cherishes any opportunity to find fellowship in group play and creative expression. He is somewhat obsessed with board games and organizes a weekly game night for his friends. He is also an avid musician (songwriting/voice/guitar/musical saw/etc.) and currently in search of musical collaborators.

David grew up just east of Paris Mountain, where his mother still lives. He now lives with his wife Heather, his son Finnegan, and two black cats just west of Paris Mountain. He is now thrilled to be a new member of the Greenville UU Fellowship, nestled at the southern base of Paris Mountain.

We’re excited to welcome our new Youth Director, Mr. David Funderburk