Dan was born in Lamjung, Nepal into a Hindu family and became a Christian in 1988. Since 1991, he has been in full-time pastoral, church planting, and evangelistic ministry. Currently, Dan served for many years as the Senior Pastor at Nepali Christian Community Church in Boston, Massachusetts and was a Church Planting Catalyst among the Asian community in the Northeast United States for the North American Mission Board.
In 2001, Dan immigrated to the United States for the purpose of theological education and planned to return to Nepal at the completion of that education. However, God had a different plan for Dan and, soon after, the vision to plant Nepali-speaking churches throughout the US was born. Soon after this, in 2006, he planted the first Nepali-speaking church in the United States in Dallas, TX. He is considered one of the pioneering missionaries and catalysts of the church planting movement among the Nepalese diaspora in the United States. After moving to Boston in 2008, he was a primary visionary and church planter for the Nepalese population in New England and planted numerous churches in the region, including two of the largest churches: Boston and Manchester.
Dan is an active conference speaker, church planting and missions trainer, and missionary consultant. He received his BTh from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore India, his M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his STM from Boston University. He is the husband to Mandira and they have two children: Anugrah and Ananta. They currently reside in Mint Hill, North Carolina.