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Originally from Southern CA, Daniel grew up pretty close to Disneyland (This means that he is a pretty avid fan of all the Southern CA sports teams, especially the Dodgers). He earned a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Philosophy from UC San Diego and a Master's degree in Theology (Th.M) from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is ordained through the Talbot Evangelical Church Association and ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America. He is the husband of the love of his life, Karen and father to 3 wonderful kids, Joshua, Caleb and Abigail.

In his spare time he likes to read, play the guitar, golf and hang out with his family. He loves pastoring, hanging out with and meeting new people, traveling and trying new things. He's been to countries all over the world and has even eaten a tarantula before.

Raised in a strong Christian home, it wasn't until I entered the 7th grade and attended a retreat through my church that I came to know Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. I understood that Christianity and my faith was about having a relationship with Him more than just a religion. It was there that I realized for the first time deep in my heart that I was just as awful a sinner as the next person and that I was in desperate need of God, that the rebellious nature to live my life the way I wanted and the tendency to live life apart from Him was enough to send me to hell. It was also there at the retreat that I came to understand the deep love and irresistible grace of God for the first time.

I imagine a healthy, thriving and growing church in the heart of the city of Sacramento. But it's not filled with perfect people. It's quite the opposite. The room is filled with people from all walks of life and come with all sorts of burdens, issues and hurts. The people who make up the church is as diverse as I imagine heaven to be like. It's a place where broken people, changed by the amazing grace of God, are compelled to love and serve in the same gracious manner to those who need it.

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