Dan Jarrell entered into a relationship with Jesus in 1977 while studying Geology at Southern Oregon University and over time realized that God had given him a passion to teach the Bible. Before coming to Alaska, he served on the faculty at Multnomah University, planted a church in Conway, Arkansas, and served as teaching pastor with Fellowship Bible Church of Little Rock, Arkansas. He has a Master of Divinity and is almost finished with his Doctor of Ministry degrees from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
His passion is to lead the church as it becomes a community that enjoys God fully, is constantly transformed by God’s Spirit, and demonstrates the heart of Jesus to the world around it. ChangePoint is becoming that sort of community. As the ChangePoint community grows and serves, Dan gets to watch God fulfill the vision he placed in his heart: Life in Christ for Every Alaskan and the World Beyond.
Dan is married to Kathie and they have 5 children (Jessica, Amy, James, Andrew, and Molly).