Who We Are

 

 

 

 

David Lee


David is a visionary and born leader who brings to Purpose Bound a strong background in leadership and management, including positions in the higher education field and the worship arts, as well as an undergraduate degree in Management. He currently serves as Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts at Foothills Church in Orange County, California, where he has built, mentors and leads a team of over 40 volunteers. Prior to that, David had a career in leading recruitment efforts and advising students at Hope International University, a Christian college, as well as several prior institutions of higher learning, also serving as a public safety officer at one of them.

David's first formal leadership role began when he graduated from his small town Massachusetts high school in 2000 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. In his four years of serving our country, he rose to lead and train others, and visited many nations, including serving in Iraq. It was Christmas Eve 2001 in Okinawa, Japan that changed his life forever. There, many miles from home, he established his relationship with Jesus Christ, and the desire to know and serve Him was brought to life.

Following his honorable discharge in 2004, David embarked upon a three month "classroom at sea" sailing journey in the Caribbean. His leadership skills and overall proficiencies in water-related and outdoor activities led the organization to invite him back as leadership staff, and he spent an additional five months at sea leading various voyages. While in the Caribbean, David earned various sailing certifications and three PADI diving certifications, including Rescue Diver (Open Water and Advance Open Water). Unbeknownst to him at the time, these were the early seeds of the vision that would become Purpose Bound.

In 2005, David relocated to Phoenix to pursue his education, and it was there that he met his wife, Christine. It was during his time in Arizona that he further developed his music skills, meeting Sam Ciatu in the process. After graduation in 2008, he and Christine relocated to Manchester, New Hampshire, where David became involved with the Manchester Christian Church, serving as a worship leader and in other creative roles. A highlight of his time there was a 2008 mission trip to Rwanda, where he taught leadership principles to local church leaders and pastors. In 2010, the Lees relocated to Southern California, where they settled in Rancho Santa Margarita. They have one young daughter, Cora, who was born in May of 2012.

 

Christine Lee

 

Christine brings a solid background in higher education to Purpose Bound, including teaching, academic programming and academic advising since 2005. She earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Social Work degree from Arizona State University in 2004, and a graduate Masters in Business Administration degree in 2007. She is a life-long learner herself, and has taken many courses over the years from the schools where she has served. She is currently an Associate Faculty member at a well established University.

Christine was born and raised in Arizona. After meeting her husband, David, in Phoenix, she ventured with him to New Hampshire and now Southern California. She enjoys her young daughter, and she is active in her church and supporting David in his full-time ministry roles.