Young Professional Speaker Series: David Ostler

Jun 23, 2022, 10:30 PM – Jun 24, 2022, 12:00 AM

Join us to discuss "Navigating Leadership and Faith Conversations in a Polarized Time" with David Ostler, author and former Executive Vice President of Optum International. Join us for this FREE learning and networking event.

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"Navigating Leadership and Faith Conversations in a Polarized Time" with David Ostler, author of Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question

Thursday, June 23, 2022
6:30-8:00 PM

23rd Street Chapel
745 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

Admission: FREE and open to all

About the event: BYUMS’s Washington, D.C. chapter is hosting its third young professional speaker series event of the year, continuing our mission of bringing different perspectives on moral and ethical leadership into an intimate setting. The Young Professional Speaker Series follows Chatham house rules, is intentionally interactive, and is sometimes enriched by great food.

About the Speaker: Professionally, David is retired. He has a Bachelor of University Studies from the University of Utah in Quantitative Methods and an MBA from Dartmouth College where he was an Amos Tuck Scholar. Before retirement, his career focused on evidence-based medicine, including products for health insurance companies, hospitals, governmental health purchasers, physician groups and pharmaceutical companies. Products included software, analytical models, data products and business services. Prior to retirement, he was Executive Vice President of Optum International, a United Health Group company and Chairman of United Health, UK.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David Ostler has served as a bishop, stake president, mission president, and as a director of a Church historical site and visitors' center. He has served three full-time and two church service missions, most recently in his home stake working with ward and stake leadership to understand why people no longer believe or no longer attend. With his wife, they have six wonderful children—some of whom no longer hold basic Latter-day Saint beliefs. He wrote Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question, a book about how to minister to those who question the first edition was released in July 2019. The second edition was released in April 2022. Presently David is working to find ways to create dialogue and relationships with people who believe differently in religion and politics. He has lived and served on four continents. Married to Rachelle Ostler, they have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. They currently live in Northern Virginia. 


  • David Ostler

    Author & Former Executive Vice President



June 23 – 24, 2022
10:30 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


  • Lauren Alston

    Chapter President

  • Joel Cundick

    Savant Wealth Management

    Past President

  • Mark Dickson

    Tyndale Investments, LLC


  • Bradley Anderson

    Blackspoke - Intelligence Community

    Scholarships Co-Chair

  • Shauna Hill


  • Micaela Sierra

    Communications Chair

  • Adam Gergetz

    Communications Chair

  • Keri Hatch

    Scholarships Co-Chair

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