Dan BrubacherExecutive Pastor/Elder
Dan was blessed to grow up in a pastor’s home, committing his life to Christ around the age of five and being baptized by his dad at the age of ten. He sensed a call to ministry during his second year of university, having been impacted greatly through a recent missions trip and young adult retreat.
Dan joined the Harvest Barrie staff in October 2013. He previously served for 14 years on the pastoral teams at West Park Church in London, Compass Community Church in Orangeville, and Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, all in similar adult ministry/small group roles. Dan received both a Bachelor of Religious Studies and a Master of Divinity from Heritage College & Seminary.
Dan is married to Carla, and together they have four adorable little girls: Julia and Kelsey (twins), Lauren, and Emma. He enjoys reading, watching sports, and having tea parties with his daughters.
One of Dan’s favourite verses is 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labour is not in vain.” This text helps him press on in those moments when pastoral ministry is frustrating or seemingly unfruitful.