Daniel was raised in Hixson, TN and attended Hixson High School in the greater Chattanooga area. He went to ETSU for his Undergraduate degree, where he majored in Philosophy and minored in Anthropology. It was at the beginning of his senior year in college that he married his high school sweetheart, Hannah. Hannah is in her last year of the Physical Therapy progam at ETSU. They have now been happily married for five years, with two dogs. Before accepting the call to be Director of Children and Youth at Westminster, Daniel worked as a surveyor with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Daniel is now working full time in ministry and is working on an online Masters of Biblical Studies with the RTS Global campus.