THE REV. DR. DAVID E. LEININGER was planning to be a “pastor out to pasture” by now having planned retirement from active ministry at the end of 2008, but God had other plans. Instead of chasing little white balls around that proverbial pasture, he is serving as the Interim Pastor of the Dorchester Presbyterian Church in Summerville, SC. He has previously served congregations in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

His degrees include the Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in
Columbia, South Carolina and the Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Theological
Seminary in Due West, South Carolina.

Dr. Leininger is the author of six books: A Colorblind Church, A God of Justice: A Look at the Ten Commandments in the 21st Century, As We Believe, So We Behave: Living the Apostles’ Creed, and three volumes of Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit.

His wife, Christie, is an ordained elder who has also served both in the local and the wider church. They are the parents of two grown children.