Daniel was born and raised in beautiful San Diego, California. He is a fan of the greatest football team in the world, the Los Angeles (San Diego!) Chargers and the one true basketball team, the great Los Angeles Lakers! He loves reading, playing chess, music, and spending time with good friends. As a young man, Daniel moved to the Bay Area, east of San Francisco, and fell in love with God there, developing a passion for the truth in God's Word and for teaching it to students. He has previously served as a Student Ministry Pastor and Director of College Ministry, and is incredibly excited at the opportunity to be involved in discipling and growing God's kingdom here at the Ridge.