Dan grew up in Fairfield, Ohio and in fact, his family was a part of the original Center Pointe church plant when it was known as Lakota Christian Church! He can remember the church meeting in a private home, the country club, Lakota High School, and finally the original building at this address. He graduated from Lakota High School in 1994, and eventually from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University.
After an internship at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, Dan moved to Visalia, California, and became a Student Minister at New Hope Christian Church. While at New Hope, he met his beautiful wife Kristin. His adorable daughters Isabella and Adisyn were born while he was leading the student ministry at Discovery Church in Simi Valley, California. While at Discovery, Dan discovered his passion for leading people on mission trips, in order to enhance their relationships with Christ.
In 2010, Dan joined Center Pointe as the Student Minister, and now is leading as our Missions Pastor. He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Project Manana, a mission serving impoverished families in the Dominican Republic. He has a strong desire to see Center Pointe partners connect with missions both locally and globally, in order that they might build Kingdom relationships that will last a lifetime.