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 have been attending OCF for a couple years now with my husband and two children. I was introduced to the church by Next Step, ELC! I love working in the office because I know most of our members by name and get to interact with them on a personal level. In my free time, I love to be with my two kids, hang out with my husband and be outdoors!
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 as Worship Leader 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 grew up in Chewelah, Washington and am married to Katie and we have two girls, Lizzy and Nora. I have a passion for worship and kids and for teaching them the Bible, to live and love like Jesus did. In my free time, I like to get out on the trails or on the water with friends and family.