Donnie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University in 2010 and followed that with a six-month Youth Ministry internship in England. He then worked as a Youth Minister at Arlington Community Church. Donnie and Jenny were married in 2014 and very quickly returned to the mission field, building a missional community in England with Greater Europe Mission. Donnie joined UMSI in 2018 as a Family Ministry team specialist and Communications team member. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, building custom computers, reading, and playing games of all types.