Our Pastor: David Moore

David and Kaidi Moore

Born in Modesto and raised in Thousand Oaks, David Moore is one of four children. His brother and two sisters live across the western states. With a mother who is a Presbyterian pastor and a father who is a retired Pepperdine professor, David says that both of his parents continually inspire him.

After graduating from Pepperdine, David worked as an insurance claims adjuster but found greater fulfillment in volunteering at his mom's inner-city church, where he worked with kids of all ages. Feeling the call to seminary, David studied nearby at Fuller.

After seminary he helped at local churches before accepting a cross-country call to a church on Long Island, where he spent the next eight winters. He is excited by the thought of winters in Los Altos.

While in New York, David met his wife Kaidi (pronounced like Heidi but with a “K”). Estonian, but born into the Soviet Union, Kaidi was in Estonia when it recently regained its freedom. Kaidi is studying nursing and will graduate in May from Stony Brook University.

David loves sports and is willing to shoot hoops or play frisbee with anyone. He loves hiking and exploring, geocaching, and playing guitar with the praise band. He is very excited to be coming home to California and is busy preparing to come to the Bay Area by burning his Dodger and Laker shirts.

He and Kaidi will be bringing two dogs: Baxter, a Cocker Spaniel and Muki, an apricot miniature poodle. In a recent phone call with the PNC, David said, “I can’t stop smiling” as he expressed his enthusiasm for joining the UPC family.