Hi, I'm Dan.
Dan is the newest addition to the Pathway team, where he is putting his passion to work as PCC’s Small Groups Pastor. He believes small groups are the place where spiritual growth takes off, and he finds it a privilege to walk alongside people, listen to their stories, and encourage them as they take steps towards Jesus. Before landing in Fort Wayne, Dan led as a worship pastor in Illinois and Missouri for eleven years. For the last three years, he has been serving as a church-planting resident in Chicago and Baltimore. In his downtime, nothing makes Dan happier than a vintage sci-fi film and some Chinese takeout. (He even learned to roll his own sushi this year!) When he isn’t rolling the sushi, Dan loves spending time outdoors with his wife and three energetic little boys.
What are you into right now?
I recently found a miniature pool table at a secondhand store. Right now I’m in the process of restoring it to its former glory. When I finish, all I need to do is buy a picture of dogs playing billiards, and I’ll be set.
What are you listening to?
If you open up Pandora on my phone it’s almost always on a traditional pop standard station: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Steve Tyrell.
TV shows or movies you’re watching?
We love to watch Christmas movies year-round as a family. I also have gotten our boys hooked on watching Mark Wiens with me. Mark has a video blog where he makes a living traveling, eating, and talking about it.
Podcasts you love?
Our family loves to listen to WOW in the World. This science podcast is so well done that my wife and I probably love it just as much as our boys do.
Something funny/quirky about you:
When I was in junior high, I attended the International Trombone Festival. It goes without saying that I was a huge trombone nerd. I may or may not have a couple signed posters from that event.
Where’s your happy place?
My happy place is on the couch watching a sci-fi movie with a plate of dumplings in one hand and a pair of chopsticks in the other.
Favorite coffeehouse beverage?
I don’t drink coffee, but I will drink a “Starbucks milkshake.” My favorite is the double-chip Frappuccino, made without coffee of course.