Dan Sonke grew up in a Christian home and Reformed church near Modesto, California. His family moved to his grandparents’ almond farm in elementary school. After college, Dan went to work for a Christian mission organization in Florida which offers training and research for missionaries working in agriculture. While there, he was challenged to define his theology. At the same time he was attending a church teaching through the Heidelberg Catechism and found himself embracing Reformed theology as reflecting the teaching of Scripture. Shortly thereafter, Dan met his wife Mary Lee through a mutual friend who played “matchmaker.” They now have four children. Dan has a doctorate in agriculture science and is an expert in environmental issues related to agriculture. In his spare time, Dan likes gardening, travel, and reading.