Church Partnership Coordinator
Dan grew up in Racine, WI and has served as an associate pastor in Baptist and Evangelical Free churches for the past 27 years. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has done graduate work at both Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty University.
The majority of Dan’s professional career has been focused on student and family ministry with his underlying passion being to strengthen families. He has done this through creating ministries for single moms, establishing family discipleship programs, and providing support for marriages and parents. He has found that guided adventure sports are particularly effective in building resilience in young people and improving family communication. He has assisted families facing tragedies involving loss, special needs, and abandonment throughout his time in ministry.
Having witnessed the upheaval caused by domestic violence in families, Dan is particularly passionate about helping churches intervene effectively in these situations. He has been a keynote speaker, seminar presenter, and conference trainer in the US, India, and Czech Republic.
He serves Called to Peace Ministries as the Church Partnership Coordinator. In this role, he spends his time equipping pastors and church leaders to identify and respond to situations involving domestic abuse and coercive control. He leads a team of church partnership liaisons that assists with consulting, training, and supporting churches.
Dan and his wife, Shannon, have five daughters, two sons-in-laws, and three grandsons. When not spending time chasing his grandsons, Dan is searching for glassy water so he and his daughters can go barefoot water-skiing.