Dan Dumas is the CEO of Red Buffalo and presently serves as Special Advisor for Foster Care and Adoption to the Governor of Kentucky.  Dan is a teaching pastor and elder at Crossing Church in Louisville, KY. He is passionate about all things leadership, adoption, expository preaching, biblical manhood and being an idea-generating, transformational and organizational leader. He is the author of Live Smart, the co-author of A Guide to Biblical Manhood and the editor of A Guide to Expository Ministry. Dumas served as a Senior Vice President from 2007 – 2017. He currently also serves as a special advisor to the President of Southern Seminary and Faculty member. Dan actively writes on Leadership and Preaching at his blog: Leaders Don’t Panic, and provides a variety of coaching and consulting for businesses, churches, and their leaders. Dan has served in a variety of ministry capacities in many local churches, including Executive Pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. Prior to his time in ministry, Dan served in the US Navy as a search and rescue swimmer.

Dan is married to Jane and has two children: Aidan (14) and Elijah (8). He loves all things sports (especially water sports) and is an avid outdoorsman who loves hunting and fly fishing.