Dan was born to missionary parents who served for twenty-five years in Haiti. He learned Creole before English–missions is in his blood. He attended Word of Life, received Child Evangelism Fellowship training, and attended The King’s College for a degree in Elementary Education, also meeting his wife, Ruth.
Dan and Ruth were saved young and raised in Christ centered homes. They were married in March 1983, shortly after Dan became a local director for Child Evangelism Fellowship. Dan and Ruth both got their MA degrees in teaching from SUNY Geneseo. In 1991, they moved to the Buffalo area, ministering with CEF. In 1997, the Lord blessed them with their son, Benjamin. Dan and Ruth are foster parents and are in the process of adopting Seth, and possibly his brothers Anthony and Adam.
Dan and Ruth met Jeff Hackett from SCORE, and went on a missions trip in 2007. In 2008, they joined the SCORE team with a vision of partnering US churches with overseas village churches. He is also eager to minister in the sugarcane villages using the Creole he learned as a child. He hopes to use his knowledge and love of Child Evangelism by training believers in the villages to teach their children about the Lord.