Daniel grew up in a loving Christian home. He went to Bethel University in St. Paul where the Lord used His church and Christian discipleship to deepen Daniel's understanding of the gospel and his personal need for Jesus daily. During college Daniel learned how to commune with the Lord, share his faith, study the bible and pray. Upon graduation he worked in Minneapolis Public Schools for three years. During his final year the Lord put on his heart a desire to pursue going overseas to see his gospel proclaimed to the ends of the earth.