David Shanks is a corporate environmental lawyer at Boeing in St. Louis. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Saint Louis University. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, he serves as Board Secretary and works to move our organization toward financially stability by being a permanent niche healthcare provider in St. Louis.

David is an active volunteer at Bear that Cares in Cahokia, Illinois. When volunteering, he helps with several clean-up and beautification projects. In recent past, he has served the St. Louis Air Quality Advisory Committee, St. Louis Chamber Green Business Challenge, Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri and the Missouri Energy Plan Steering in various capacities.

He received as B.S and a Masters degree from Colorado State University in forest management. He completed a J.D. at Saint Louis University Law School and a LLM at Vermont Law School. He is a musician and plays at Bethel United Church of Christ in Cahokia, IL. David is married to Rev. Carol Shanks and they have one son, Jonathan.