Rev. David Rendel was born in Indiana in 1950 and studied music composition at Indiana University. Rev. Rendel went on to serve as a Christian missionary for four years prior to joining the Unification Church in California in 1975.
From 1975 to 1982, Rev. Rendel helped to lead evangelism programs in northern California. From 1982 to 2006, he served in various management positions in Saeilo USA, a machine tool and metal manufacturing company founded by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon.
In 2006, Rev. Rendel became director of the Chicago district of FFWPU-USA and in 2010, he joined the FFWPU-USA National Ministry Team as director of operations. In 2016, Rev. Rendel was appointed as IW for the Midwest, and took on a second role as the senior pastor of the Chicago Family Church, where he will work to support and raise a new and growing ministry team.
Rev. Rendel received the Marriage Blessing with Agnes Chizaud from France. They have one daughter.