Damon Joseph Gray was born in Plainville Kansas in 1961, the youngest of four, with three older sisters. He took his undergraduate degree in 1983, at Baker University, studying Mass Communication with an emphasis in radio broadcasting and newsprint. A year later, Damon enrolled in the Harding University School of Biblical Studies, where he studied the Bible for two years. In 2012, he completed his Master of Business Administration in Information Technology Management at Capella University.
Damon is a driven man, and very relationally oriented. He particularly enjoys transparent, late-night discussions with cherished friends - friends with whom long periods of silence are okay - friends who can simply look at one another and know the message is, "I like being with you." His dearest friend in the world is his high-school sweetheart, his wife, Alean Melinda.
A self-described geek, Damon is employed in Business Services IT with Anvil Corporation in Bellingham, Washington, having worked in software development since 1995. Before moving to a career in IT, Damon served in full-time ministry for 15 years, as a Senior Pastor and Preacher, Campus Minister at the University of Kansas, and Director of the Louisiana Tech University Christian Student Center.
Damon currently resides in Lynden, Washington, with his wife, Alean, and their cat, Mr. Bear.