Pastor Des has attended Calvary Chapel of Murrieta since 1986, where he has served as an Assistant Pastor since 1994. He has been in the position of Superintendent for Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools since 1995. He and his wife, Jan, have been married since 1971. They have been blessed with a wonderful son and a daughter, Desi and Shannon, and six phenomenal grandchildren. His favorite Bible verses are:

Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

And Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”