David Cummings 

Professor of Biology

Point Loma Nazarene University 

Dave Cummings is a Professor of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University. He authored the book Everybody's Got Bears: Bravely Facing Down Stress, Anxiety, and Depression to Find an Abundant Life in Christ. Since his diagnosis with a generalized anxiety disorder and depression a few years ago, he has been on a mission to learn he can about mental health struggles. Specifically, he wants to know how we get ourselves into trouble, how we can find healing from our struggles, and what is needed to build resilience in order to better cope with life’s stressors in the future. Dave shares his journey of falling ill and getting a mental illness to diagnosis in order to help others find hope.

Dave is an elder at Pathways Community Church in Santee where he lives with his wife Ann and their three children.


A group of professionals in the field of mental health and suicide prevention began to come alongside the Kennemer's.  This group today is the alliance that brings an annual Forum for Healthy Minds to San Diego County, with this conviction:  Together we can change the landscape of mental health in our communities.

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