County Board of Supervisors
Meet Heidi David-Young
I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where my parents served the community as family practice physicians. I attended college at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. After college, I spent two years in Denver, CO working with the homeless through the Urban Servant Corps and later in social work. I then moved to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where I received my Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory. I did not get ordained to the active ministry at that time, instead choosing to serve my community again with a career in homeless ministry.
Ten years after going to seminary, while living in Cincinnati, OH where my husband, the Rev. Dr. David Young, was serving as a pastor, and after our two sons were born, I did discern the call to ordained ministry. After serving a year of internship in Cincinnati, I went back to school at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio In May of 2010, I was ordained as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. My husband and I then moved to Winchester to take the call as Senior and Associate pastors at Bethel Lutheran Church (where David still serves as Pastor). Shortly after arriving in Winchester, our daughter was born. After serving Bethel for 3 years, I went on leave from call in 2013 and continue in that capacity to better care for our family – Noah (16), Micah (11) and Leah (8). I have continued to supply preach around the area, I work with Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp as Director of Retreat and Renewal, and have served as an interim pastor for the North Mountain Lutheran Parish in Shenandoah County. I am a lifelong Lutheran and love living, working and playing in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.