David completed the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Systems double degree at The University of Melbourne in 2003.
He then worked in economics research, before pursuing independent study across the history of empire, finance, politics, philosophy (Plato) and literature (Shakespeare).
From 2006 to 2008, David studied theologian N.T. Wright in depth.
In that time, he completed the Graduate Diploma of Theology with Tabor Victoria in 2007, and developed the structure of the DramaBody immersive Christian theatre company. In 2008, David produced a DramaBody show in St Mary’s, Sydney on mortgage stress.
David was a congregation member at St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral Melbourne, from 2009 to 2016.