Dan currently guides the Campus Ambassadors staff in the Northwest and serves on the National Team as the Northwest Regional Campus Specialist. Vicki enjoys being a retreat speaker and seminar teacher throughout the country.
Dan says, “Today’s college population abounds with young women and men needing to be loved and looking for someone to trust, while seeking meaning and purpose in their lives. Our desire is to communicate by our lives and work that Jesus Christ is the One who offers that love and trust, that meaning and purpose.
“We thank God for the privilege of reaching the lost on campuses and encouraging believers at Willamette and throughout the Northwest region.”
Dan grew up in a Christian home in New England, with parents who served 27 years with WorldVenture and Missions Door. Dan’s mother led him to Christ at the age of 7.
While attending Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, Dan saw the great spiritual needs facing college students. Upon graduation from Denver Seminary in 1971, he was appointed by Missions Door as a Campus Ambassadors minister.
Vicki, too, was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ when she was 7 years old.
While ministering at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, Dan met Vicki, and they were married in 1976. In 1978 the Barrams moved to Salem, Oregon, to begin a new CA program at Willamette University. They have three children: Wendi, James and Jill.