Dale was born and raised in Southern California and became of follower of Jesus in 1996. After almost a decade of studying and serving in the church as a layperson, Dale was called into vocational ministry as a care & counseling pastor at Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, California in 2005. It was at that church Dale met Jon Benzinger, and they began to pray about a future ministry in revitalizing or planting a church together. Little did they know that God would answer that prayer, but only after moving them both to Arizona in differing providential circumstances. Dale attended seminary at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and earned his MA in Theology in 2009. Dale is currently a doctoral candidate at Talbot School of Theology, studying Church Strategy and Leadership. Dale married his wife Shawna in 2003, and they have two children, Noah and Kenna.