Dan Navarra is a native of California, born and raised in the East Bay Area. Dan received his undergraduate degree from CSU East Bay in Philosophy and then continued on to Fuller Theological Seminary for his Masters of Divinity. Dan answered a call to vocational full-time ministry in his college years and enjoyed fifteen years in local church pastoral ministry; specializing in teaching, project management, stewardship, and human resources prior to his transition to NCF. He is also a regular contributor to Church Law & Tax and churchsalary.com (subsidiaries of Christianity Today) as a writer. Dan sees himself as a great fit with NCF because if our heart truly is where our treasure is (Matthew 6:21), then developing a heart of generosity is a great tool to encourage wholehearted discipleship among Christ’s Church.
He and his wife, Amy, have been married for over ten years and they have three sons, including identical twins. They reside in the Central Valley of California where Dan likes to remind people he can be at a Giants game, the snow, the lake, or the beach all within about a two-hour drive. In his leisure time, Dan enjoys watching, coaching, and playing baseball, water sports, and fishing.