Dan Istvanik s a 28-year veteran in youth and family ministry. He has served churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. He currently serves as a family pastor near Chicago. He is still actively serving in day-to-day ministry and doing life long-side students.

He is a nationally known ministry resource creator, writer, speaker, and coach. He has a Masters in Middle Education from Mt. Vernon Nazarene, along with a Bachelors in Counseling Psychology & Theology from Clark Summit University, and Associates in Biblical Studies from Davis College.

He has been married for over 20 years to his partner in ministry, Melissa, and together they are raising 2 teenagers of their own—Jenna and Kaleb. He enjoys reading, Marvel movies, traveling to new places with his family. His hobbies include longboard skateboarding and skiing. He is currently on a 40+ coffee shop journey across the Chicagoland suburbs to find the area’s best coffee spot. Email him your suggestions or send him a pound of your favorite beans!?