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Dann Johnson - Finance Director

After having never moved before going off to college, Dann married his college sweetheart, a girl from Pennsylvania who had also never moved, and they proceeded to move at a rate of four out of every five years since. He has lived in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Indiana, Minnesota, Taiwan, and Xi’an, Chongqing, and Xining, China.

Dann has held multiple teaching jobs in English, math, and ESL, as well as working as a youth pastor, education consultant and general manager of a coffee shop and culture center. Best of all, he enjoyed writing his first book. He sporadically blogs at

Dann and Tammy have been married for twenty-three years and have six children, three biological and three adopted. The third adoption in 2016 coincided with the ending of ministry in China, and, after two short years in upstate NY, the call to Clarkston came loud and clear.

If someone wanted to give you a small gift what would you like? - Cash or gold bricks…Or your cast-off electronics for my kids to do their homework on…Or a restaurant gift card for dating my wife.

Favorite Vacation Spot? - The beach in Thailand.

What is your go to Bible verse? - Ps. 67: 11-12a “One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving.”

What book have you given away the most? - That’s easy:  Lily Was the Valley: Undone by Adoption by Dann Robert Johnson

How can we follow your work?  - You can follow my blog, and sign up for our newsletter: Here

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