Dave and his wife Trudy met at their church and have been married for 33 years. Dave is a self-employed Certified Public Accountant. The Collett's volunteer as part of the Embracing the Journey Care Team and facilitate a parent support group. Their greatest joy in life was the birth of their adopted child in 1992. When their child came out as being transgender, Dave says, "we, like all parents, were in total shock and disbelief with the news. We have learned a lot from the other parents in our group and feel so blessed to walk this journey with them. The love and support our group has for each other are immeasurable."