Rev. David L. Myers
Director of the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the Deparment of Homeland Security.
The Rev. David L. Myers directs the Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was appointed by President Obama in May 2009. The DHS Center is one of 13 such centers in the federal government affiliated with the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, directed by Ms. Melissa Rogers. David also serves as Senior Advisor to FEMA Administrator, Mr. Craig Fugate. As the center director, David oversees the development and delivery of its main programs through a staff of five.
The center develops relationships, builds bridges, and partnership opportunities between DHS & FEMA programs and faith-based and community organizations, specifically among ethnic, cultural, and religious minority communities and traditions. Program areas include building resilience with diverse communities, combating human trafficking, and preparing houses of worship for times of crisis. In addition, David regularly deploys to disasters and emergencies to assist the White House and FEMA’s engagement with faith-based groups. Prior to his appointment, David led congregations, faith-based, and community organizations for more than 25 years, and served on a number of national, state, and city boards and committees.
David is a father and grandfather, an ordained Mennonite minister, with a M.Div. from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and a B.S. from Portland State University.