Author : Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts is the Executive Director of the Pro Deo Foundation and when he's not working, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters finding fun things to do in the Santa Barbara area.

Changes coming to Pro Deo

Dear Pro Deo Community, I hope this email finds you well. I’m reaching out today with important news regarding Pro Deo’s future plans. After much consideration and strategic evaluation, the board of directors has made the decision to close our Carpinteria location and relocate the organization to San Clemente. This decision was not made lightly,[…]

Pathways Carpinteria Program Updates

Expanding opportunities for Middle School Exciting news is on the horizon for Pathways Carpinteria! We are thrilled to announce a significant expansion that will broaden our impact and reach in the community. Starting this school year, we are proud to introduce the Pathways Carpinteria Middle School Program, an initiative aimed at providing even more comprehensive[…]

You Always Throw Out the First Pancake

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about pancakes lately. The reason pancakes are on my mind is twofold, the first is that I make them quite a bit for my girls. They like blueberry pancakes (with the small wild blueberries), banana pancakes (ala Jack Johnson) and good old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes.

Social Entrepreneurship & the Mission of God pt. 5 | Our church has always done it this way.

I also stopped working for churches when I got the opportunity to do the kind of work that I was passionate about but wasn’t conducive to the church system. In my new role, I am excited about being able to think outside the church ministry box and to put some entrepreneurial muscle to work to try and solve some of the problems of our world with some new and innovative programs and initiatives.

Building Resilience in Kids Pt. 5 | Everyday I’m Brusselin’

If you have read our previous articles, you might have noticed that we have tried to make the connection for increased capacity for resilience in kids to relational and physical health. We believe that health in these two areas is important factors for building resilience in kids.

“Social Entrepreneurship & the Mission of God pt. 4 | beer and ex-gang members

Today we are ready for part 4 of six-week series on Social Entrepreneurship and the Mission of God. This week, we want to take a look at how Christians are engaged in social entrepreneurship. It will be helpful to understand a few concepts that help frame and clarify social entrepreneurialism.

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