The Rev. David A. Cook has joined the Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach as its new pastor.
He and his wife Bernice are from San Diego, Calif., and the Reverend Cook has served congregations for 13 years in Pennsylvania and New York.
Cook has a bachelor’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and is working on his doctor of ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.
Cook is a golfer, oil painter, reader and teacher. The Cooks have two grown children: Brian is an EMT and lives in Salem, Ore., and Joel serves with the Office of Special Investigations for the United States Air Force.