Self-described as a continuous “work in progress”, Danna knows what it means to be “transformed by the renewing of her mind”. A survivor of marital infidelity, the heartbreak of rebellious children, unrelenting panic attacks and prolonged bondage to food, she has personally discovered that God’s Word is truly “living and active and more powerful than a double-edged sword”. She often says “it is like a surgical knife that can cut out the lies we believe and replace them with truth”. Danna’s approach to integrating living truths of scripture with real life and her willingness to “go deep” and authentically share her own journey, has endeared her in the hearts of women around the world.
Danna’s professional experience is diverse. She was a registered nurse specializing in labor and delivery, a marketing manager and corporate trainer for a Fortune 100 company and a longtime fitness professional before moving into full time ministry in 1994. Her youthful attitude and energy appeals to women of all ages and the way she shares her 58 years of “God Lessons” learned on the road of life, reaches the depths of their hearts and minds with life-changing truth.
A former radio talk-show host and producer, she is now a frequent guest on both radio and television. Through her books, blogs and speaking engagements, she shares her passion to help women discover who they really are in Christ and live more intentional, contented lives for Him.
Of all her roles, Danna considers “wife and mom” the most important. She lives in San Diego with her husband, Lew and their adopted 14 year-old grandson, Jesse. They have three grown children and two other grandchildren.