BS in Agriculture, Missouri State University and M.Div. Midwestern Seminary. Dane also has a Certification from Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Formation.
Dane serves as the Director of Spiritual Formation, co-facilitates several groups, and provides pre-marital counseling at Sage Hill Counseling.
Dane has been in higher education for the majority of his professional career. He has been at Belmont University in several capacities for 25 years: Chaplain, Associate Dean of Students, and currently as Field Education Advisor/Faculty.
Dane also maintains a Spiritual Direction practice which he has been doing formally for nearly 10 years.
Born in Elkhart, Indiana, but call St. Louis, Missouri home (Go Cardinals!).
I am a Tennessee Master Gardener. My wife Maggie and I love spending time working in and harvesting from our backyard garden. It is one of my favorite peaceful places on the planet.
I’m looking for more cups to fill.
We have a Terrier-Sheltie mix rescue dog: Chula (Spanish for “cutie”) – she has human eyes.
I’m proud of my wife! She has a beautiful gift of hospitality and generosity of spirit which comes out in her work, her cooking, and her love for those around her.
I am grateful for the opportunity to create a peaceful and safe space for the soul to emerge—exploring, in new ways, deep spiritual conversations.
For me, this is about deep listening—listening without an agenda or goal. I often tell those who are seeking direction that we have many people in our lives who will listen to or at us, but seldom do we have someone who will listen with and for us. There is no doubt that this is a gift.
I don’t really make distinctions in my life like this. There is, for me in every conversation some inkling of our inner life seeking to find its way out. To say it another way, I am never having a conversation in which I believe the Spirit is not integrally involved in guiding and directing.
My wife and I enjoy visiting our adult children—New York City and Southern California are great places to do that!
I also really enjoy being in my garden. It’s hard, fun, rewarding work!
I’m always reading several books at a time. My latest favorite is “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Always reading poets David Whyte, Wendell Berry, and Mary Oliver.
My wife and I would find a little place on the coast of Spain and integrate ourselves in everyday life.
No question, morning!
I really enjoy films. I teach a college course called Jesus in the Gospel and Film, in which we explore the thematic teachings of Jesus as they’re interpreted and re-interpreted in modern films.
I really like Cool Hand Luke, and the French film, Les Choristes (seen each more than 25 times), and Departures (Japanese).
James Taylor has been singing the soundtrack of my life for several decades.
We’re big fans of BBC series and Masterpiece Theater on NPT.
Always been a fan of Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch).
Stan Musial, hall of famer for the St. Louis Cardinals—a kind, respectful man who happened to be a slammin’ ballplayer.
The Best of Earth, Wind, and Fire!!
I resonate with Woody from Toy Story.
I’d like to be standing behind the first person to make fire…
Spiderman has always been my go-to. He’s more human and relatable—I could imagine myself shooting webs…
No question—mountain, I like the mystery of not seeing it all at once.