Dave Boling named Associate Director of Council on Development

David W. Boling has been hired as the new Associate Director of the West Ohio Council on Development, beginning September 12, 2013. Dave is a member of Powell United Methodist Church where he has served as a Liturgist, Lay Member to Annual Conference and currently as Lay Leader. Dave is a Certified Lay Minister, a Hospice volunteer and is a member of the Capitol Area North District Lay Speaking Task Force.

As Associate Director, Dave will work with the Executive Director, Rev. George Cooper, to equip local churches to grow generous stewards to advance the mission and vision of the West Ohio Conference. His first task will be to step into the leadership role of field coordinator for West Ohio's $3.5M Imagine No Malaria initiative.

A lifelong United Methodist, Dave spent his formative years at Maple Grove United Methodist Church in Columbus. A graduate of Franklin University, Dave was employed by State Auto Insurance Company in Columbus where he served as Compliance Assurance Manager, involved with insurance regulatory compliance and ethics training. Dave is trained in the art of Spiritual Direction as a graduate of the Wellstreams Program of the Spirituality Network in Columbus and is a Certified Conference Coach in the West Ohio Conference.

Dave is a former member of the Lakeside Association Board of Directors where he served representing West Ohio Conference. Currently he serves on the Advisory Council for Ashland Theological Seminary’s Columbus Center.

Dave and his wife Anita have two adult daughters, Alicia and Erin and two grandchildren.