Dan came to St. John's in 2012 after serving as organist at Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston; St. Luke's, Charleston; and Grace Lutheran, St. Albans. He is a Charleston native, who grew up in the J. Henry Francis house (Francis was organist and choirmaster at St. John's from 1902-1945). He studied piano with Mrs. John Hamric and organ with M. Wayne Eich. He holds a bachelor of music degree from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, N. J.), where he studied organ with Eugene Roan and voice with David Arnold. He has held memberships in the Choristers Guild, American Guild of Organists, and the Music Educators' National Conference.