Dale was born and raised in Southern California and saved in 1996. Immediately, he began a lifelong, passionate pursuit of getting to know Jesus. Since 2005, Dale was called to be a care & counseling pastor and has done that in CA and AZ since then. It was in CA that Dale met Jon Benzinger and they began to pray about future ministry in revitalizing or planting a church together. Dale holds degrees in Organizational Management and Theology from BIOLA University and Talbot School of Theology, and is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. Dale and has wife Shawna have been married since 2003 and have two children, Noah and Kenna. Finally, Dale has had a life-long love affair with baseball and is a die-hard fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.