Dave Chinn

Senior Pastor

Dave Chinn

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David was born in Monroe, Wisconsin to Thomas and Doris Chinn, and has three brothers and one sister who passed away due to illness at 2 years old. David’s dad, Thomas was also a United Methodist pastor. David was raised and spent his formative years in Wisconsin, graduating from High School in 1977 from Peshtigo High School. Following graduation David spent 4 years in the United States Air Force where he was trained as a mechanic on aircraft towing tractors and deicers. David attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. David attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary where he completed his Course of Study in Pastoral Ministry. Prior to being appointed to Huntingburg UMC David served First UMC in Montpelier, IN. and Pleasant Grove UMC in Hartford City, IN.(2 point charge, 5 years), Herbst UMC in Marion, IN.(5 years), and Hamline Chapel UMC in Lawrenceburg, IN.(3 years). David and his wife Robin were married in 2003 and have 4 children between them and 4 grandchildren.

Birthday: January 9

Favorite Scripture: Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Favorite Activities: Fishing, hiking, reading.

Favorite Music: Enjoys a variety of music styles.