Dean was born in Nevada City, California and raised in a non-believing home. He was brought to faith through the love and concern of a Christian neighbor. While attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Dean realized that God was calling him into full-time ministry. After a two of years leading the Grace Church college group, Dean decided to further his education. He studied at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and in 2002 received his Masters of Divinity. During this time, Dean was the College and Career Director for the Beaverton Christian Church in Beaverton, Oregon. He later worked as an Associate pastor at Hinson Church as well as Directional Pastor in the Bay Area. He has worked as an Executive Pastor and is now having a great time as the Legacy site pastor.
Dean’s interests vary from racquetball, running, cycling, and reading to family activities. Dean and his wife, Mary, have two boys, Kyle and Bryce.