David Zahl is the director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird blog. Born in New York City and brought up elsewhere, David graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 with a B.A. in History and German, and then served for five years as an itinerant youth minister with FOCUS (Fellowship Of Christians in Universities and Schools), restarting their New England Boarding Schools region. He left in 2007 to found Mockingbird in New York City. David and his wife Cate currently reside in Charlottesville, VA, with their son Charlie, where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church.