Dan Gladden


Good Shepherd has been our family’s home since 2006 when we moved to Naperville. While I am from Whittier, California and my wife, Jennifer is from Northfield, Minnesota we originally settled in Oak Park, IL in 2000 prior to finding our way to Naperville. Jen and I, along with our two children (Leah 17 and Henry 14) have greatly enjoyed the welcoming family atmosphere at Good Shepherd and serving as ushers and communion servers as well as other ad hoc volunteering opportunities.

Jen is a Registered Nurse, while I work for a real estate development/management company (AMLI Residential). Leah is a junior at Metea High School and heavily involved in the Ignite youth group, while Henry is finishing up his last year at Hill Middle School. Our household also includes two dogs (Morgan & Rosie) as well as Poe (the cat). We enjoy our Naperville community, but also love exploring the world around us as a family having visited 27 National Parks to date and many more hopefully on the horizon.