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Personal Bio: Dan Palmer was called into ministry at 17 years old and has been a Pastor for 30 years.  In addition to his pastoral and preaching responsibilities, he led a large non-profit in Sacramento called Youth for Christ for the last 6 years.  As a speaker, he has taught at many of the largest camps and conferences in California and loves to inspire people with the Bible and with the greatness of God.  He also has a passion for missions in Uganda.  He began a well project called Water of Jesus Wells and has installed 30 wells in the rural parts of Uganda and has connected churches with the people there resulting in a school of over 300 orphans whose parents died of AIDS or waterborne disease.  Dan graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA and a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology.  Dan has been married for 22 years to his wife Shanen and they have three boys.  Caleb (20) is a Sophomore at TCU.  Tyler (18) and Shane (14) are currently students at TCA.

Role at TCA: Dan Palmer is excited to lead the Development Department at TCA as the Director of Development.  He will be tasked with raising funds for expansion projects at TCA but his role is much more than a fundraising position.  As a pastor, he is excited to minister to our donors, parents and students by casting a vision for the great things God can do with TCA and inviting people to participate in growing a school that will set a Biblical foundation for students who will be godly leaders in the marketplace and the church for decades to come.

Why TCA is a special place for you?  I moved my family to Parker County to give my kids a glimpse of a place that is a counterbalance to their experience in California schools.  They moved from a large, secular school in California to a small Christian school in Texas.  I am excited for them to experience a place that teaches from a foundation of a Judeo-Christian worldview, holds the Bible high as the authority for faith and conduct and teaches students to pursue excellence in all facets of life so they can grow into leaders who are bright lights in a dark world.