Pastor Dan Olson
Dan Olson, Pastor
Dan is responsible for the overall leadership of New Hope Church, teaching and shepherding.
Dan and Kristen were married in 1991 and have lived in the Chicagoland area and Long Island. They have a son, Gordon, born in July 2000 and a daughter, Katherine, born May 2004. He has served as chaplain for the New Hyde Park Fire Department since 2009. He enjoys hanging out with friends, shooting, reading all kinds of books, and sniffing out good restaurants.
The Olsons moved to Long Island in November 2000 to serve in pastoral ministry. Before that, Dan provided leadership in the area of adult ministries for four years at a church in Wheaton, Illinois. He worked for an association management firm prior to entering pastoral ministry in 1996.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Biblical Studies from Wheaton College (Illinois); Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.