Dan was born in LA, CA in 1959 and grew up in the church in Saratoga CA with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Dan was baptized at the Miller Avenue church of Christ in approximately 1971. Dan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BSME in 1982. While there, Dan led a Campus Advance Bible Study on Campus for a few years. Dan and Brenda were married on December 10, 1983 and worshiped at Central Church of Christ on Foxworthy Avenue in San Jose. Dan served on the board of directors for the preschool there. In 1990, the McCutcheons moved to Tierrasanta in San Diego and started worshipping at Clairemont. Their daughter Lisa was born in San Jose and their daughter Cheryl was born in San Diego the same year the Clairemont and Pacific Beach congregations merged to become Canyon View in 1993. In1993, Dan was a deacon in charge of missions and A/V., Dan was Director of the San Diego County Bible Bowl from 2007-2022. Dan became an Elder in 2008. Dan leads worship once a month at MCRD. Over the years, Dan has developed products for many markets. Dan is still working daily for General Atomics. Lisa lives in Washington and a member of a Bellevue Church of Christ. Cheryl still live at home and works at the Safari Park.