Dean came to CVC when he joined the young adult team in January, 2004. In his current role as Pastor of Community Life, Care & Connections, he provides overall leadership to LifeGroups, Care, Benevolence, Membership, Baptism, and New Believers. His passion is to develop leaders and challenge them to use their gifts to glorify God and build a unified community that is spiritually, physically, and mentally healthy. He and his wife, Susan, were married in 2006 and enjoy being the parents of 4 children. In his spare time, you’ll find Dean on the towpath or in the MetroParks, contemplating social interactions and behaviors, along with practicing new counseling techniques on friends. Dean holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary (2012) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Kent State University (2002).