Dan Burmeister was born in Bonn, Germany, and was raised in Sydney, Australia, and Uniontown, Ohio. He loves music and basketball. Having been defeated by the saxophone at an early age, he picked up the guitar at 15, much to the skepticism of his parents. After early gigs at nursing homes, camps, and youth groups, he decided to pursue leading worship.
Dan holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and a Masters degree from Wheaton Graduate School. Dan served on staff at Bloomingdale Alliance Church in Bloomingdale, Illinois, from 1991-1996 where he was Pastor of Student Ministries and also Pastor of Music and Worship. In January of 1997, Dan and his wife Lara moved to Hilliard to join the staff of Life Community Church.
Dan is married to Lara (who is responsible for anything good that comes out of Burmeister males), and the father of two sons, Kip and Kai.