Trained at Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction in Cincinnati, Ohio, I've been offering spiritual direction to groups and individuals since 2010. I am now an instructor for the school. In January of 2016 I left my pastoral role at Vineyard Cincinnati after 14 years, and now devote myself exclusively to the work of spiritual direction.
Born in Hawaii, I grew up in a military family, so I lived in several different states. Five different Elementary Schools, two Middle Schools and three High Schools taught me the value of adaptability (among other things). I eventually followed my sweetheart, Tracey, from Oregon to Southern California where we were married in 1975. Together we raised three children, two of whom have increased the Henry tribe by marrying amazing spouses.
Originally ordained with Calvary Chapel after completing their bible college, I served as a worship leader at Calvary Chapel Valle Vista, and then worship Pastor at North Coast Calvary Chapel. On the winding path from California to Ohio I traversed multi-collar worlds: climbing up telephone poles, down into manholes, designing internet architecture for the phone company, and eventually pausing midlife to complete my Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems. (What a long, strange trip it's been ;)
In 2008 I was invited by Lyman Coleman to prototype a groundbreaking and transformative men’s retreat and group experience for the Vineyard, thus ruining me for traditional small groups and small talk forever.
Today, Dan and Tracey share their empty nest with a smiley American Bulldog named Mitch, and any friends or family who happen to be passing through. It's a wonderful life!