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Pastor Dan joined the staff as Pastor of Music and Worship in July 2000. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College and his M.A. and the Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. Previously he served as Minister of Music at New Life Community Church, Coralville, Iowa, and Pastor of Music and Worship at Parkview Evangelical Free Church, Iowa City, Iowa. He and Erica have two sons — Andy and John — and one granddaughter, Mary.
Roles at Calvary
Dan’s main jobs are recruiting and training musicians, vocalists, and worship support people, and overseeing, planning and leading worship services for Calvary, from Halellujah! Kids Choir on up. He also oversees special services, concerts, and funerals.
Biggest Passion in Ministry
To lead and disciple God’s people to worship Him in spirit and in truth. I am committed to discovering and developing individuals within the church body whom God has called and gifted and then equipping and mobilizing them to offer their talents to Him as an act of worship.
Turning point (or defining moment) in Your Walk with God
When I was 12 years old I severed the tendons and nerves to my right index finger in a swimming accident. It was through this experience that I came to acknowledge that my talents were from God and that all that I am and have comes from Him and belongs to Him. I continue to seek to develop and offer my gifts and talents to Him for His kingdom and glory.
Favorite Thing to Do in Your Free Time
Outdoors, biking, gardening, swimming, camping, concerts, anything creative, coffee (dark roast), cappuccino, mocha… well, you get the idea…
Dan grows and enjoys hot peppers