Director of Youth Ministries
“Gary Church definitely cares about its youth, which has been clear to me since the start of my hiring process. I have never had a job interview with youth as my interviewers. It means a lot when the church includes the youth in the youth director seeking process.”
Dan joined the Gary staff in April 2020. At Gary Church, he seeks to help every junior high and senior high student make steps toward a deeper relationship with Christ by building a youth ministry that is both meaningful and safe. Prior to coming to Gary, Dan served as the associate pastor of Christ UMC in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2012. Dan is married to Stacey and has a goldendoodle “son” named Brighton. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, practice pottery art known as Kintsugi, and travel to Japan.