Fr. Dan was raised in Harding County South Dakota. He attended seminary in St. Paul, MN and was ordained for the Diocese of Rapid City in 1973. His first assignment was Associate Pastor in Blessed Sacrament Parish, Rapid City from 1973-75; Pastor Holy Cross, Timber Lake and Missions from 1975-84; Pastor of St. Mary’s in Newell and missions from 1984-1990; and Pastor for St. Therese in Rapid City from 1990-1999. He earned his Licentiate in Canon Law from St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, Ont. In 1998; Pastor St. John’s, New Underwood and missions 1999-2004. Vicar General for diocese 2000-2012; Pastor Blessed Sacrament, Rapid City and missions 2004-2010; Pastor Catholic parishes on Cheyenne River Reservation 2010 to present.