Pastor Dan and his wife Kathy both grew up in Cheektowaga, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. Dan came to Boston in 1977 to attend Boston University, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. He encountered God in the summer of 1978 while working as a door to door dictionary salesman! Kathy came to Boston in 1980 and graduated from UMass Boston in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. God revealed his grace to her in the summer of 1980.
Dan and Kathy were married in 1981 and have eight children, two son-in-laws, and three grandchildren. Their children range in age from 32 to 12 years: Thea (Gordon), Elise (Ian), Evan, Amy, Paul, Mary Jane, David, and Joelle. They have lived in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston since 1986.
The Lord called Dan to ministry in 1983 and he received his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1987. He has served in churches in Boston since 1987 as an associate pastor, a church planter, and a co-pastor before coming to Cambridgeport Baptist in March of 2000.
Pastor Shtem joined us in March 2018 along with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter Niara.
Director of Children and Family Ministry
Rahel has been a member of this church since 1997. She has a spiritual calling and ongoing passion to minister to children and youth, and in particular to families by making them aware of God’s purpose in their role as teachers of their children.
Rahel and her husband Melaku have three children. She is currently attending Gordon Conwell Seminary.
Karen and her husband Alex began attending CBC in 2006 when they were engaged. Now, 12 years and four children later she is happy to serve in this role alongside a church that is like extended family!