Dan received his B.A. in History from PLU, and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve, serving as a chaplain for the past 16 years. In 2007, he deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dan also spends his Fall Friday nights under the lights as the Defensive Coordinator for the Bellarmine Prep football team. He is an avid reader and studier of Scripture. He enjoys reading theology books (most notably from authors – C.S. Lewis, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther and Soren Kierkegaard), and books relative to football and athletic performance.
Director of Discipleship & Kid's Church
Kim was born and raised in Tacoma, and is the youngest of five children. She spent 30 years studying dance, at the Tacoma Performing Dance Company and UW Dance Program. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Washington, and is a part-time Dental Hygienist for her brother Dr. Greg Plancich.
Raised going to church, Kim found in her early 30’s that she was longing for a deeper relationship with God. After going on a Mission Trip to Africa, she came closer to Him, and met her husband, Dan shortly after. As the mother of three boys who has a passion for children knowing the love of Jesus, Kim became the Director of Emmanuel’s Kids Church, and Director of Discipleship in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with her family.
Worship and Music Director
Annie believes that all we need in life is Jesus and a sense of humor! She is so grateful for the abundant life Jesus brings. When she is not serving in the Music & Worship Department at Emmanuel or working on her Master’s degree in Worship Studies, she’s probably playing the piano or with family or friends laughing so hard her face hurts.
Annie is passionate about helping create engaging worship experiences where our Emmanuel family can come together to reach up to God in worship and out to each other in the community!