Pastor Dan Lacich was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a family that rarely went to church. He came to Christ before his senior year in high school through the ministry of Young Life and the love of some close friends. Growing up without a church background, Dan developed a passion for people who do not know Christ and a desire to help believers reach out. That passion finds a perfect home at Northland, where he serves as pastor of our Oviedo site. Dan has a bachelor's degree from Franciscan University, with a double major in theology and psychology, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and a Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married since 1979 and have three boys: Zachariah, Justin (J.T.) and Garrett.