Currently serving as the District Superintendent of the Metro District in the Western NC Conference, Rev. Hockett has been working with the DUMC lay leadership and pastoral teams, growing in familiarity with our church family.
Within the Western North Carolina Conference, Rev. Hockett has served as an associate pastor at Christ UMC in Greensboro, Senior Pastor at St. Timothy’s in Greensboro, Milford Hills, Salisbury, and Forest Hill in Concord. Prior to joining the Cabinet as District Superintendent, Rev. Hockett served as Senior Pastor of Boone UMC.
In addition, he has served as chair of the committee on Doctrine and Theology for the Board of Ordained Ministry, as a member of the Conference Leadership Development Team, and previously served as Chair of the Order of Elders. Rev. Hockett currently serves as the Cabinet representative to the WNCC Board of Trustees. Beyond his ministry with the Conference and local church, he has served as an instructor in the Duke Divinity School Course of Study and taught United Methodist Church History at Hood Theological Seminary.
David and his wife Kim are native North Carolinians. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and Duke University (M.Div.). Kim is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and works for Novant Health as an IT analyst. They have three children and one son-in-law: Salem and husband McCann, Abbey and Eli.
Their joy is to spend time with friends and family, settle in with movies and popcorn, reading, and travel. David loves preaching, teaching, guiding and equipping congregations to be the Church in and for their community. They are looking forward to becoming a part of the Davidson community.