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Dan  McCandless

Dan McCandless

Pastor of Spiritual Developmentoffice: 203.255.3401 Ext. 111

Dan has served at Black Rock for the past fifteen years. He currently serves as Pastor of Spiritual Development. Dan grew up on the campus of The King's College in Briarcliff Manor, New York. His parents were dorm parents of an athlete's dormitory, which fostered Dan's love for all sports, playing basketball and tennis when he attended The King's College.

After graduating from King's and then Pace University with an MBA in Marketing Management, Dan pursued a professional golf career while living in Hawaii. It was during this time God was calling Dan to leave his dream of a golf career to serve God in full-time ministry. He graduated from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York, and joined the Black Rock staff in 1999 as Pastor of Adult Ministries.

Dan currently leads the Spiritual Development Team which oversees Black Rock's Life Transformation Process, helping every adult grow in their faith and become more like Jesus. Dan has been married to his college sweetheart Marjie for 31 years and they have two children who make them laugh: Kate (23) and Jack (20). The McCandless family loves to golf, swim, travel, and go on any kind of adventure. And they love being a part of Black Rock.