Daniel was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Shortly after moving to the US with his family as an 18-year old, he became a follower of Jesus. Since then, he has served in a variety of ways in evangelism and teaching across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2012 he completed a master’s degree in pastoral ministry and historical theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to begin his doctoral studies at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he is researching the unity of the church in the first three centuries of the Christian era. He joined Christ Church shortly after moving to Grand Rapids.
Daniel met his wife Abby while teaching at a seminary in Peru. Abby joined Daniel in Grand Rapids in 2016. They are proud parents of their son, Nathaniel.