Dean was born in Glens Falls, NY. After his formal training in area schools, he received his theological training at Kingswood University in New Brunswick, Canada, where he met and married the love of his life, Rosalie. They lived in Canada for twenty-nine years before returning to the Adirondacks in 2007. Dean loves Jesus, Rosalie, his kids, his grandkids and believes serving the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is the greatest thing he could do with his life. Dean and Rosalie have two grown daughters and four amazing grandkids.