David Hatch was born and raised in Ames, Iowa. Prior to college studies, Pastor Dave worked construction, and had hopes of serving in law enforcement until his partial color blindness prevented that. He did not know what do do with his life. Through God’s Providence and a phone call from his sister, who was a kindergarten teacher in in Milwaukee, he enrolled in a college where, unbeknownst to him, many of his future classmates were studying to be pastors.
He received his education at Concordia College in Milwaukee; Concordia Teacher’s College, River Forest, Illinois; Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. His pastoral career began in 1982 following seminary, where he served as an Admissions Counselor at Concordia College in Bronxville, New York; parish pastor at Love Lutheran Church outside of Albany, New York. Pastor Dave has served Our Saviour since the spring of 1989.
In November of 1978, Pastor Dave was married to his special bride, Therese. They have two sons, Ryan (born in 1981) and Bret (born in 1983).