My name is Doug Schoonover and I am the Pastor at Delta Community Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Discovery Bay, CA.  I have been an ordained minister for over 21 years, serving in a variety of ministries.  I started as a youth pastor for 3 years, then I was an Active Duty Navy Chaplain for 9 years,  a hospice chaplain for 3 years, and a hospital chaplain for 3 1/2 years before coming to Discovery Bay.

I hold a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and I was recently accepted into the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at San Francisco Theological Seminary with a concentration in Pastor as Spiritual Leader.

Originally from Iowa, I have lived in Virginia, Florida, California, Iowa, and now I’m back in California.  I love to read, write and read poetry, collect old books and vintage typewriters.  I have recently taken an interest in fountain pens, so I guess you could say anything dealing with writing or research has me hooked.

When I’m not taking care of my pastoral duties at the church, I may be blogging, reading ,writing, or I may be sharing on Instagram @revdougs.