After growing up in Denver, Harlan is excited to return as the Senior Pastor at City Church Denver. After graduating from Denver South, Northwestern of Iowa, and Western Theological Seminary in Michigan, Harlan served as the pastor of East Valley Church in Yakima, WA and American Church in Orange City, Iowa. Most recently, he was the chaplain of Northwestern College.
Harlan has a passionate heart for God’s word and God’s church, and occasionally relaxes to Coldplay. He loves to proclaim our dependence on Jesus Christ and our joyful response to God’s grace with worship and service by the power of the Holy Spirit. As pastor of City Church Denver, Harlan hopes to continue to lead God’s people to celebrate Christ and serve the city.
As a professional composer, arranger, and jazz musician, Dan’s coordination of music for Sunday worship services creates music that helps us worship in a way that honors God and builds the church. Sundays include Dan’s original arrangements of contemporary songs and classic hymns. He completed a double major in Music (Piano Emphasis) and Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters in Studio Music and Jazz Arranging from the University of Miami.
Dan continues to play professionally and you may catch him playing with or leading jazz groups in various music venues throughout Denver. He also continues to do arrangement and composing work for major record label artists and music publication companies. Dan and his wife Roxane, along with their four children, live in Highlands Ranch.