David Lester

David Lester '94

Director of Christian Service

503.235.3138 ext. 1125
I joined Central Catholic in January of 2021 after working at St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver, and St. Thomas Parish in Camas as the Pastoral Assistant for Social Concerns. Since 2015, I have worked for the University of Portland as an Instructor in the Theology department. From 2008-2015, I was the Service Director and taught Theology at Seattle Preparatory School. From 2003-2008, I taught at Sacred Heart in Bellevue. From 2001-2003, I taught Math at Saint Martin de Porres in Oakland, CA. Since 2005, I have led service immersions to the Dominican Republic through Education Across Borders.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Asian Studies, University of Oregon; Master of Divinity, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

Taught middle school from 2001-2008, high school from 2008-2015, and University from 2015-present