Position & Ministry Description: Dan is a staff elder and youth pastor. His duties include preaching and teaching, pastoral oversight of the body, and investing in the lives of high school students. Dan seeks to help students see their God-given hunger for Himself and teach them of God's ability to satisfy their souls in a way nothing else can.
Dan's Vision: To finish the race and complete the task the Lord has given him--the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace and to take as many to heaven with him as God's will allows.
Family Information: Dan and his wife Shelly were married in 1975. They have four grown children: David, Laura, and Katie, and Renee. God has blessed Dan and Shelly with an abundance of grandchildren, and the number keeps growing!
Favorite Quote: "He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." --Jim Elliot
Church History: Dan and Shelly began attending Neighborhood Church in 1975, shortly after their marriage. Dan joined the church staff in 1987.
Ministry Experience & Education: Graduated from California University, Chico with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in English. He also received a Lifetime Teaching Credential from CSU, Chico. Dan was a high school English and P.E. teacher for 10 years. He also coached wrestling and football during those years. Dan then graduated from the Youth for Christ Institute of Evangelism and served with Youth for Christ in Nuremberg, Germany from 1984-1987. Upon returning to the States, Dan came on staff as Neighborhood Church's first youth pastor.