Dan grew up in Ft. Collins, CO and accepted Christ while in high school. Through the local church, Campus Crusade for Christ, and Reformed University Ministries, Dan grew in his faith. After studying in Spain and attending Urbana, Dan sensed a call to missions, and studied Bible and theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.
Becky grew up in St. Louis, and accepted Christ through the witness of a VBS teacher. She attended a Christian high school and Wheaton College. She met Dan while studying for a Masters in Art Education at the University of Missouri.
After they married, Dan and Becky worked with youth and young couples through MTW/Impact for two years in Cusco, Peru. After their work in Peru, God confirmed Dan and Becky in ministry to Spanish-speaking people. In 1990, they were called to join BEAMM in Juárez, Mexico. There they started a church plant called Gracia y Paz (Grace and Peace) in 1997. They have now turned the pastorate of this church over to another BEAMM team member, Josue Mayo.
The Youngs have now moved to El Paso, Texas to participate in multicultural church planting there. Dan also teaches at the San Pablo Seminary in Juárez, while pursuing a Masters in Border History at the University of Texas at El Paso. Becky is counseling once a week at Crises Pregnancy Services. Dan and Becky have four children - Benjamin (12/21/85), Will (10/29/87), Rachel (4/16/90), Lisa (2/14/92).