David Durance has been closely associated with TeachBeyond, formerly called Janz Team Ministries, since he was a child. Born in Calgary, Canada, he grew up in Germany where his parents worked as missionaries for 12 years at the Janz Team school, Black Forest Academy.
After studying General Biblical Studies at Ambrose University, he completed a degree in business at the University of Regina, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He worked in telecommunications for more than 10 years, during which he was promoted to a senior leadership role.
Mr. Durance joined TeachBeyond in 2011 when he and his wife, Nancy, moved to Asia, where he worked in a number of capacities including National Director and Regional Director. In 2015, Mr. Durance accepted the appointment as Executive Director for the work in Asia and parts of Africa. On April 1, 2019 he began serving as TeachBeyond’s second President.
Mr. Durance has been married to Nancy for 17 years, and they have four boys. He enjoys reading, singing, listening to music, playing soccer with his kids, and running with his wife.
“My desire is that TeachBeyond continues to be a catalyst for redemptive change by the power of the Holy Spirit, for learners, educators, organizations, and communities around the world.”