David Wahlstrom


After more than 16 years in newspaper circulation management, most of which was at The Oregonian, I am seeking God’s leading to a church ministry where my calling and interests could be fulfilled. I am praying for a position as an Associate Pastor using my skills in:

  • Bible teaching
  • Pastoral care
  • Administration

My Christian service has included vocational and volunteer positions, both before and during my years in the newspaper industry.


Pastor-teacher with experience in the business world. I use my Bible teaching and shepherding gifts to help others travel the spiritual journey God lays out for each one of us.

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 1999 - Jun 2011

Sales Rep.

Oregonian Pub. Co.

Liaison to independent contracted distributors in Portland metro area as well as Central/Eastern Oregon for sales and service.

Jul 2001 - Jun 2006


Eastmont Church
Men’s Ministry Deacon – Eastmont Church, Bend, OR – 2005-2006
  • Transformed “Men’s Ministry” to “Band of Brothers.” Previous ministry was stale and appealed to older men.
  • Changed quarterly “men’s breakfast” to quarterly “Band of Brother Rallies.” These large group gatherings around a breakfast or dinner included door prizes, contemporary worship, and a message (usually presented by myself) targeted at building men up in their walk with the Lord.
  • Directed men’s Bible studies by starting a small group Bible study in my home, and by coordinating with other men’s Bible studies in the church.
Christian Education Deacon – Eastmont Church, Bend, OR - 2002-2005
  • Assisted the Director of Christian Education in planning and teaching Adult Sunday School electives, supporting small group ministry, and rotating as leader of small group of couples.
Aug 1998 - Jan 1999

Circulation Manager

News Register

Led Circulation Dept. overseeing newspaper delivery and six employees.

Sep 1996 - Sep 1998

Youth Leader

Fruitland Community Church

Teamed with my wife Katy we led middle school youth group on Sunday evenings

Jan 1995 - Aug 1998

Regional District Manager

Statesman Journal

Liaison to independent contracted carriers for home delivery and subscription sales.

Nov 1991 - Nov 1994

Senior Minister

Missions Door
  • Orange Co. CA area:
    • Directed development of Hispanic pastoral training manuals
    • Assisted in church plant
    • Discipled Hispanic pastors in training
    • Preached in pulpits of Hispanic churches
  • Fresno, CA area:
    • Co-directed Hispanic pastoral training
    • Supported local Hispanic pastors
    • Developed connections between local Anglo churches and Hispanic churches
Jul 1987 - Nov 1991

Church Planter

World Venture


Aug 1989 - Jul 1990


Spanish Language Institute
Sep 1983 - May 1987


Western Seminary
Sep 1980 - Jun 1982


Portland State University
Sep 1978 - Jun 1980


Judson Baptist College