My name is Dan and I am a youth worker. I’ve been in youth ministry for over twelve years now and have witnessed the growing trend of teenagers becoming completely dissatisfied and disillusioned with traditional church…and traditional youth ministry models. So this is my plight. I realize I cannot solve this issue, but my hope is to try to reinvent the way youth ministry has been done and attempt to bring, not just the message of Jesus, but Jesus himself to this next generation of students.
Originally from the Northeast cities of Boston and New York, I now live in Paris serving at the Director of Youth and Young Adults at The American Church in Paris, www.acparis.org
I serve as the Director of Global Development for a humanitarian NGO called Orchids of LIght http://orchidsoflight.org and occasionally jump in as an adjunct professor of youth ministry at a few colleges and seminaries in the U.S.
I graduated from Gordon College with degrees in Biblical Studies and Theology and Youth Ministries and also received my Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. I have a passion for student ministry, church renewal and transformation, missions, theology, conversations, reading and writing, and enjoy a good cigar and glass of French wine from time to time.
My wife’s name is Lauretta and she is a special education teacher and is very much enjoying our new life in France.We have a dog named Brady and have twin boys Jack and Blake who are almost one year old.