David Wahlstrom


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.


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.

Work History

Work History
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