Dana was born and raised in Western North Carolina and began following Jesus the summer before entering college at NC State, where she earned a degree in chemical engineering and also met her husband, Jason. They married in 1996 and they have 4 children. They are also ordained elders of King's Park International Church in Durham, North Carolina.
In 2012, Dana accepted the Lord's call into vocational ministry after years of being a stay-at-home mom. She has served as Women’s Director and Life Groups Director at King's Park, and she currently serves on the Core Leadership Team as the Pastoral Care Director. Dana is working on her Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary.