After growing up in the Dominican Republic, Pastor Dan attended college and seminary in the States. Following marriage to Paula, he returned to the Dominican Republic and lived there for 14 years. With their sons, Christopher and Jordan, they came to Spokane Valley in August of 2003.
Pastor Dan writes, "One of my strongest convictions is that the church should be a loving and caring family; a safe place where we are encouraged to grow in our Christian faith. Church should be a healthy connection; not only to God, but also to each other and to our community. At OCF this is our goal. We invite you to join us."
I moved to Spokane from Tucson, AZ in June of 2000 to help my Mom navigate some health issues. OCF was her church so I attended with her. I fell in love with the natural beauty here, the people, and my church. I feel blessed to have a home in such a loving community. My education and career is in accounting having served as Controller in various industries. I'm pleased my background serves OCF in some way . I love hiking, biking, and playing golf with my friends. Most of all I love the Lord. My goal is to always draw closer to Him.
I have been attending OCF since I was little. I have watched my dad lead worship and my mom work in children’s ministries here for as long as I can remember. When God opened the door for me to step into the role first as Worship Leader and now Office Administrator, I was so excited and has helped me grow in so many ways. A fun fact about me is that I own 14 plants!
I was raised in Central Washington and moved to Spokane in 1998. My husband Matt and I raised our 5 children here in the Valley and have a deep love for ministering to our neighbors and community. Helping children develop a relationship with Jesus is my life's work and doing that here at OCF brings joy to my soul. In my free time, I love camping, reading and eating dinner with friends. Fun fact! Two things I'm not fond of; chocolate and glitter.