Daniel earned a PhD in Practical Theology (emphasis in pastoral counseling) at Fuller Seminary. He completed his ThM from Talbot School of Theology, MDiv at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his MA at IndianaWesleyanUniversity in Ministerial Education. He received his B.A. in Classical Civilization from UC Irvine.
Dan and his wife, Kristina, have been best friends since they were thirteen years old. His hobbies include rock climbing, off-roading, hiking, skiing, and reading. Dan and Kristina are adoptive parents, and have six children. His funniest moment was featured on America's Funniest Home Video.