David E. Sexauer is a high energy servant leader who enjoys helping others. He currently serves as the President of DAST Consulting Services, a boutique consulting firm that is unlocking the financial resources so that every single child in America has access to a Christ-centered education.
David received a BA in History and Religion from Azusa Pacific University. He has completed graduate coursework at APU, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Indianapolis Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled as a student at Northwestern California University School of Law. David served his country in the U.S. Army for four years from 1993-1996.
After a decade of pursuing sports evangelism and Christian education opportunities, David felt called to leave traditional nonprofit work to be able to provide funding for the work others were doing. He started a successful technology consulting company (DAST Consulting) and used some of the profits to start a real estate investment group and DAST Foundation. Upon the sale of the consulting business in 2015, David went to work for the new owner for two years. In 2017, he accepted a position as Head of School with Central Christian Academy in order to affect a turnaround after the school’s founding church had decided to close CCA’s doors. In 2020 David resigned as Head of School after successfully bringing the financial and relational resources to CCA to allow it to continue to thrive today. He then worked as a Chief Relationship Officer for a tech startup for a year as he began exploring opportunities in the private school funding space. Seeing the tremendous opportunities that the Emergency Assistance for Nonpublic Schools (EANS) program presented, David restarted DAST Consulting in 2021 for the express purpose of accessing as much government funding as possible to support private education.
Mr. Sexauer has a long history of involvement in helping non-profits improve their level of organizational excellence and development efforts. He has been involved in the formation of multiple charitable organizations and enjoys making his business experience and skills available to organizations that help others.
David met his beautiful wife Cheri during college. They have been married for over 25 years and have 7 children. David is actively involved in his local church and is blessed to be ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Andrew Hughes is the Chief of Staff for DAST Consulting. He joined the company in June 2023.
Andrew’s role as part of DAST is to maximize the effectiveness of every team member by directing their talents and applying them in the most practical ways possible. For the last ten years Andrew has honed his craft at TRIMEDX by working as a spreadsheet guru in Client Services as well as a BI developer who worked on an early version of a remote device monitoring platform. While at TRIMEDX he also gained valuable experience serving in IT leadership, equipping him to more efficiently and effectively help manage the DAST team. He graduated from IU with a degree in Economics, and received his Master's Degree in Business Analytics from IU's Kelley School of Business.
Hailing from a small town in Indiana, Andrew has helped his community by coaching the local Little League for ten years and serving as an elder at his church. His wife, Candice, homeschools their 5 kids.
Ruben Degollado is a Senior Educational Consultant for DAST Consulting. He joined the company in June of 2023.
Mr. Degollados primary function within DAST is to work with schools to help them obtain funding through various government programs, such as: Title Funds, ERate, School Choice, and others. As an educator with eighteen years of experience as a principal, central office grant administrator, and director of school improvement, his passion has been to help students improve outcomes in life and in education. Understanding the needs of campuses and grants has given him a unique perspective in connecting stakeholders to the resources they need. He loves meeting people, giving presentations, and working tirelessly to help those he is blessed to meet.
In his personal life, Mr. Degollado is a deacon at his church, a former children’s pastor, and a published writer. He loves to spend time with his wife and three children while exploring the great state of Texas.
Dwayne Sawyer is a Senior Educational Consultant for DAST Consulting. He joined the company in August of 2022.
Mr. Sawyer’s purpose within DAST is to cultivate a Biblical worldview in young educators so that they may share a Christ-centered education more effectively, while also working with churches to help them implement the vision of hosting Classical Christian microschools. As a member of the prestigious Colson Fellows (a Christian organization dedicated to empowering practical ways to spread a Biblical worldview), Mr. Sawyer works diligently to sharpen his skill set to better impact those around him.
At DAST, Mr. Sawyer implements effective ways of mentoring and educating, having honed his craft through notable real-world experiences such as teaching for the Sagamore Leadership Initiative and leading young adults' Sunday School. Leadership in politics has been an integral part of his life as well, having served as Auditor of State for Indiana and President of the Brownsburg Town Council.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Sawyer now lives in central Indiana. He has a passion for teaching, playing saxophone, and listening to jazz. His wife, Melissa, loves to homeschool their three kids.