Dave Carder currently serves as Pastor responsible for Counseling and Marriage Ministries at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton. His main task is to oversee, train and supervise the extensive lay counseling program of the church. He holds graduate degrees in Biblical Literature and in Marital and Family Therapy as well as the Michigan Limited License in Psychology and the Marriage and Family Therapy license in California. He is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
In addition, Dave serves as a consultant to various support groups and gives pastoral oversight to COMI (Caregivers of the Mentally Ill) and Family to Family (the NAMI family training program). He supervises a leadership group that has developed The Gift Shop, a spiritual gift-based, computer-matched, volunteer ministry placement service. Dave also serves on the boards of The Center for Individual and Family Therapy and Marble Retreat Center in Marble, Colorado.
His publishing credits include Promises from Proverbs, Secrets of Your Family Tree, Torn Asunder: Helping Couples Recover from Infidelity, the Torn Asunder Workbook, Steps To A New Beginning (winner of The Gold Medallion Award in Personal Evangelism for 1993), and Close Calls: What Adulterers Want You to Know About Protecting Your Marriage.