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Daniel "Dan" Kreiss


Asst. Professor


College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Tadlock 203

Office Phone:



Those who dance appear insane to those who can't hear the music.


I am passionate about helping people 'hear the music' that God has surrounded them with.  This has consumed my life from the time I completed my undergraduate studies in Youth Ministry and Secondary Education. 

I lived, worked and studied in New Zealand for over 15 years as a youth pastor and then chaplain/counselor of an all boys' day school in the Wellington region.  I am currently studying toward my Master of Divinity and pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian church.

I have been at King for 10 years directing the youth ministry major as well as coaching, acting as the faculty representative for the campus chapter of FCA, leading short term mission trips to Camden NJ as well as various other campus involvement.  I love the students at King!

I am married to Cindy and together we have 4 children ranging in age from 12 to 22.  When I can find the time I love to be out on my bike riding the great country roads around Bristol and fly fishing in the trophy tailwater of the South Holston River.


M Ed - Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

BA - Eastern University, St. David's PA

Recent Publications and Presentations

I have been an occasional contributor to Youth Worker Journal as well as a regular speaker at various camps, conferences and retreats.

Courses recently taught

BIBL 2252 LECT The New Testament and Interpretation
BIBL 4060 LECT The Gospel and Epistles of John
IDST 1600 LECT Topics in General Education
KING 1600 LECT Topics in General Education
KING 4000 LECT Christian Faith and Social Responsibility
RELG 1001 LECT Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice
RELG 2430 LECT Encountering the World's Religions
RELG 3292 LECT Religion and Politics in the Global Context
RELG 3900 LECT Special Topics: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
YTMN 2220 LECT Youth Ministry in Varied Contexts
YTMN 2450 LECT Recreation and Adventure Based Learning
YTMN 3210 LECT Developing a Practical Theology for Youth Ministry
YTMN 4110 LECT Senior Seminar for Ministry