First: yes, it’s true. Dan Lord really was in a successful, nationally touring pop punk band called Pain. They produced four full-length CDs, two videos, a DVD, related merchandise, and were in regular rotation at college radio stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. They still have a strong fan base. Before his days in a band, Dan served in the United States Marine Corps.
In 2000, this unconventional fellow felt strongly called to take his Catholic faith seriously and join the teaching, preaching mission of the Catholic Church.
In response, he went on to earn his Master’s in Theology from the University of Dallas and teach classes at parochial schools, high schools, colleges, and parishes. He is the author of Choosing Joy (Our Sunday Visitor, 2012), By the Downward Way (SalvO, August 2014), numerous articles for publications such as National Catholic Register, Crisis, and Catholic Exchange, and is a contributing author to Catholic and Married: Leaning Into Love (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014).
Dan has been a guest on Relevant Radio, Sirius XM, and Sacred Heart Radio, and has made several guest appearances on television, including “Women of Grace” hosted by Johnnette Benkovic, and “The Choices We Face” hosted by Ralph Martin.
Dan speaks nationally on a range of topics, and is a member of Lighthouse Media’s Catholic Speakers Association.
Dan’s wife is Hallie Lord, editor of and contributing author to Style, Sex and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter, a contributing author to Catholic and Married: Leaning Into Love, co-founder of the Edel Gathering, and a member of the Catholic Speakers Association. She has been a guest on many television and radio shows, most recently the Patrick Madrid show on Immaculate Heart Radio. She has also served as a guest co-host for two SiriusXM radio shows (the Jennifer Fulwiler Show and the Catholic Guy Show with Lino Rulli). She is currently writing a new book for Our Sunday Visitor due out in 2016.
Dan and Hallie have been married for fourteen wonderful years and have seven small enchanting children.