Dan serves as Secretary on the board of PC.org. He is currently the Senior Pastor at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lafayette, CA. For the past 20 years, Dan has been working to manage Christianity’s slow mutation into post modernity.
Dan writes, “For the past 20 years, I have been trying to wrap my head and heart around the changing face of Christianity. I have worked intimately on three fronts. I foster a deep and broad spiritual life grounded in our secular experience, work to transform the DNA of my organization, and push toward the leading edges of scholarship that might guide us into a new future.”
Dan has created a wide array of alternative Sunday experiences that are intergenerational and multisensory and has fostered approaches to intentional community life based on the Appreciative Inquiry model. He has extensive experience working through the dynamics of change within congregational life including high levels of conflict that are an inevitable part of significant transformation and has developed a model of congregational leadership that is organic and participatory. In addition to his work with PC.org and his work as Pastor of a mid-sized suburban church, Dan serves on the board of The Urban Farmers (http://www.theurbanfarmers.org) working on local food justice issues. He serves as cohort lead with Criterion Ventures (http://criterionventures.com/) exploring church as an economic being and the intersection of money and meaning. He runs a small janitorial business and can’t keep his hands off his old cars and his house full of projects. He writes when he can, practices his bass before dinner and gets outdoors as much as possible.
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