Dan is a “missionary kid” who spent 8 out of his first 13 years in Congo, Africa. His stateside home growing up was in Minnesota. Dan’s spiritual formation came primarily through his godly parents, years on a Bible quizzing team, a mentoring older brother, summers spent as a camp counselor at camp Hidden Acres in Iowa, and through his years at a Christian college. After teaching middle school math in the Twin Cities for 4 years Dan felt God’s call to go to China for 2 years to teach English as a second language. In 2006 Dan moved to Gurnee, IL and married his amazing wife Elizabeth. Dan and Elizabeth were able to grow in ministry together by serving on Lakeland church’s Alpha ministry team. Since moving to Spring Grove the Lord has blessed Dan and Elizabeth with 3 wonderful daughters, Abigail, Anna and Sarah. Dan currently teaches middle school math and serves at LifeSpring mostly in the music and Alpha ministries.