David Asscherick is an ordained minister and the co-founder of ARISE. He is a sought after speaker both nationally and internationally. He became a Christian at the age of 23 after an empty life without God. In addition to his extensive traveling, teaching, and preaching responsibilities, he is also an avid rock climber, surfer, bird watcher, nature photographer, fly fisherman, and reader. He and his wife, Violeta, are the happy parents of two energetic and fun-loving boys, Landon and Jabel.