David Kammerdiener was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Houston, Texas. After college in Oklahoma he went to Uruguay, South America to serve in education and missionary work. In 1982 David went to the San Francisco Bay Area for seminary and additional graduate studies, and while in seminary he met and married Betsy Andrews whose family is from the Chattanooga area. The two of them served as missionaries in Venezuela, Costa Rica, where daughter Katy was born and in Colombia, where son Kristopher was born. Betsy is a chaplain and serves as Department Manager of Spiritual Care at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Katy lives and works in Texas and Kris is employed at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
David is a certified Spanish and Music teacher and teaches in the Chattanooga, TN and North Georgia region and also directs music in local school and community musicals. He enjoys working on small engines and lawn equipment as well as computers for friends and family. He is the keyboardist for the Uptown Big Band, a group of 18 musicians performing old jazz standards and modern arrangements regularly in the Chattanooga region. He also performs in the metro area with his jazz ensemble the “¡Qué Jazz! Trio” (“K” Jazz).