David Lind is a nationally certified interpreter and pastor to the Deaf at Seabreeze Church in Largo, FL. He began learning sign language at age 14 and has interpreted in community, VRS and VRI settings. He has completed a M.Div. from Liberty University in Virginia and is currently working toward ordination. He currently works as an independent contract interpreter and volunteer president of ProjectDEAF, a registered 501(c)(3), based in Largo, FL. ProjectDEAF was founded by members of the Deaf Community who wanted to promote Deaf Community and Awareness. David seeks to empower and encourage the Deaf Community by serving it in whatever capacity he is able and has gathered a team to host the “It’s A Deaf Thing” event.
ProjectDEAF's primary mission is to support and empower the Deaf Community through a variety of programs and services. Planned activities include Deaf exhibition/cultural event, pro bono interpreting services, and ad hoc advocacy efforts. Future activities may include a Deaf Community Center, job coaching, and educational workshops. ProjectDEAF is a newly formed organization based in the state of Florida, but our board and volunteers have many years of experience working in and for the Deaf Community.