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Resource Director

As Resource Director at Children of the Nations (COTN), Dave Schertzer’s responsibilities include organizing donations and shipping containers to Africa and the Dominican Republic, managing the USA offices and serving as the project manager in various areas throughout the ministry.

A COTN staff member since 2001, Dave created COTN’s SmilePacks® program, helped develop COTN's Meal Marathon concept and has sent more than fifty 40-foot containers full of donations overseas.

A graduate of Seattle Pacific University with degrees in Psychology and Sociology, Dave worked in management for Starbucks before joining COTN. “God called me to step out of my comfort zone and leave Starbucks for missions,” he says. “And this call was confirmed by a front page newspaper article on COTN building an orphanage in Sierra Leone.”

A fan of backpacking, coffee, cooking and facebook, Dave lives with his wife Reneé in Silverdale, Washington.