Rev. Dan is the Pastor of Greenfield Covenant Church.
Rev. Dan graduated from Lyndon State College in Lyndon, Vermont in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1987 from Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL, in 2007.
The early years of Rev. Dan’s life were spent on a small Vermont dairy farm which had been in his mother’s family for several generations. His life during these early years centered on a large extended family and the small, rural community church. “I have very fond memories of Sunday school, vacation Bible school, ice cream socials, pot-luck suppers, and worship.”
In 1973 during his first year of teaching , Rev. Dan and his wife Kathy were married. Their son was born in 1974 and daughter in 1976. In 1979 Rev, Dan left teaching and he and his wife Kathy bought a dairy farm. Over the next five years as a dairy farmer, he struggled to arrive at an understanding of vocation and sensed the Lord’s call to the ordained ministry. As a result of this struggle he realized that the ordained ministry was the only option for his life and in 1984 entered Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine.
In 1987 Rev. Dan graduated from BTS and was called to the then Union Congregational Church of Greenfield, NH. There have been many experiences that have challenged and tested him over the past twenty three years of ministry in Greenfield. The three most significant are the journey through the process of leaving the UCC and joining the Evangelical Covenant Church, the completion of a Doctor of Ministry degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, and the leaving of the old Greenfield Meeting House built in 1795 and beginning the journey to build a new church building. “This will be a tremendous challenge” says Rev. Dan, “but , I know that if the Lord is for us, no one can be against us.”