David Topping, Computer Systems Manager

David ToppingE-mail: dtopping@dscumc.org   Phone: (602) 266-6956 Ext. 265

David has served as the Computer Systems Manager of the DSC since March of 2007.

Topping holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from CSU Fullerton and a Master's degree in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University. He also studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt, Germany. Topping has taught music in public schools and community colleges. David has served as Director of Music at a number of churches, including Los Arcos United Methodist Church in Scottsdale. He has two adult children, Ryan and Erika, and resides in Tempe with his wife, Jody, who after retiring from city government work, earned an MDiv from the Iliff School of Theology and is involved in the candidacy process to become an ordained clergy member of the UMC.

In addition to working for the Desert Southwest Conference, David sings professionally as a freelance baritone soloist and in the Phoenix Chorale, a GRAMMY-winning professional ensemble. He is on the board of the Arizona Bach Festival, and also designs and hosts websites for a number of non-profit organizations and small businesses.