Pastor Dan joined Zion in August 2018 and coordinates youth and family ministries, focusing on family-based faith formation and inter-generational ministries. He believes growing in our faith life is a whole family adventure involving parents and children and the whole church working together. As he works with our children and youth he wants them to have, not only basic knowledge of God’s story, but “hands on” experiences of life with God and others. 

He is a 2005 graduate of Wheaton (Illinois) College and worked for five years in politics and journalism in Washington, D.C. After graduating from Duke Divinity School in 2014, he served his intern/vicar year at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Washington; completed his Lutheran studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; and served his first call at Faith Lutheran Church in North Lakewood, WashingtonPastor Dan grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Jennifer and daughters Miriam and Naomi. In his free time, he enjoys exploring San Antonio’s neighborhoods and greenways with his family, playing softball and soccer, watching/attending sporting events, reading history and nonfiction, and playing board and card games.