Daniel Zink was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. Athletics enabled him to attend two colleges in the east and play football, basketball, and baseball at the collegiate level. Academics enabled him to pursue advanced degrees in social work, ministry, and marital therapy. He has worked in Ohio, Texas, and Missouri. His teaching, counseling, and speaking have taken him to many states and overseas to Hungary, Ethiopia, and Poland.
Dr. Zink has taught full-time at Covenant Seminary since 1995, as well as serving there as Adjunct Professor in Counseling and the Director of Student Services from 1990 to 1995. He previously served for eleven years as a family counselor, case-worker, and supervisor of public children’s services in Columbus, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri. In 2000, he was the founding director and then five-year head of New Hope Counseling Services. He has also been involved in the Christian education programs of four churches and has served as an assistant pastor.
Dr. Zink provides counseling services through his private practice. Trained as a marriage counselor, his work has expanded to also include processing grief and suffering of various forms, walking with men in challenging life situations, mentoring pastors, and mentoring leaders of counseling centers. As a result of walking with people in various life challenges for over 40 years, he is more convinced than ever that the most effective counseling approach is person-centered, relationship-grounded, system-sensitive, and growth-focused, all to facilitate people’s movement toward fuller personal wholeness.
Dan and his wife, Carolanne, have two adult children as well as two rescued Thoroughbred horses.