Dave has had a love of aviation since childhood. At the age of thirteen an MAF stand caught his eye and he read about a need for aircraft engineers. From that point on his course was decided and he started training in airframe and engine maintenance at the age of sixteen. Upon completion of his training he spent two months with MAF in Uganda, and then returned to Gloucester to gain on-the-job experience, and expand his license to include avionics.
Becky grew up in Cornwall and also felt a call to mission from a young age. She has pursued this call within the UK, preaching in a variety of churches and assisting in many church and charity projects, alongside running her own freelance writing and website design business, and writing her first novel, A Year in the Life of Jack Meadows.
The two met in Gloucester, and were married in 2010. In 2014 they relocated to Southampton for a new job for Dave. A couple of years later the call to mission was reawakened in their hearts at a conference, and at a conveniently timed 24/7 prayer week Dave and Becky felt God affirming their desire to apply to MAF.
In 2017 Dave started working as an Avionics Engineer with MAF; their first deployment is in Uganda.