Dean was born in Southern California and grew up in a Buddhist family. As a child, he was enrolled in a private Christian academy for educational purposes. While there, he was also sent to Sunday School because his grandparents thought it meant more schooling – only on Sundays. It was through that experience that he came to faith in Jesus Christ.
He, his wife, Laura, and two daughters, Candace, age 23, and Sarah, 17, found Hope Chapel after 9/11. The family has attended since 2001 and currently serve as Children’s Church Coordinators/Teachers and as MiniChurch Shepherds. Dean is thankful to be a part of the Hope Family and says one of his greatest privileges is to serve the body as a whole family.
Dean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies & Education from Cal State Dominguez Hills. For the past 20 years, he has worked as a Microsoft Licensing Specialist for PCM in El Segundo.