Daniel joined our staff team in February 2022 as Youth Pastor where he leads the youth ministry team to help students love Jesus, themselves, and others. Daniel is passionate about youth ministry because "I love to see young people discover their identity, belonging and purpose as they follow Jesus."
Prior to The River, Daniel spent 10 years in youth ministry– first as a Project Assistant at the Fuller Youth Institute, then as a Youth Pastor in New Jersey... then Los Angeles.. and now San Jose! He received his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Daniel is married to Miranda Kim whom he met during undergrad at Pepperdine University. They are parents to Zoey-Grace (aka Ziggy), John, and Paul. His hobbies include playing guitar and collecting guitar pedals.