On July 11, 2017, David King became the 303rd BVM associate. He began his discernment process along with his wife Blanche. Mary Janine Wolff, BVM has companioned both of them together. They live in Mora, Minn.
When not working as the dairy and frozen foods manager for Corban’s Supermarket, David volunteers with youth, gardens, raises chickens and bees, is involved in many different social justice activities, and participates in mission trips.
Raised with a Quaker background, David came to the Catholic faith and has helped lead others to a deeper understanding of God, Catholicism, and the BVM charism. In his application for association he stated, “BVM charism is the ability to further BVM core values and Christ’s teachings through gifts bestowed upon each individual by the Holy Spirit. Using my dedication to nonviolence, I pray I can convince people that Christ’s teachings are the true path to follow.”
David enjoys the social justice activities that have led him to spirituality. He is eager to see where association will take him as he develops stronger relationships with others. Mary Janine shared that “he sees Christ in each customer and each co-worker.”
David’s commitment ceremony will be held at Mount Carmel on Aug. 20, 2017.