Duane was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska in a Christian home and a Bible-believing and teaching Church.  After graduating high school and moving to Nevada, he came to know Jesus Christ in a saving way by trusting in His finished work on the cross alone for eternal life.  

He married Laura (his college sweetheart) in 2009, and they have four growing children (Isaiah, Paxton, Abigail, and Connor).  He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and Temple Baptist Theological Seminary.  In 2022 after pastoring in Lincoln for over 13 years, God called Duane and Laura to serve Him in Utah.

One of Duane’s favorite verses is Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”