Dale is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and third generation Nazarene. He attended Eastern Nazarene College and Southern Nazarene University. He holds an AB Degree in Music from SNU, Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served 2 years in the army as chaplain’s assistant, one year at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. and one year in Bac Lieu, South Vietnam.
Emmalyn is the daughter of Nazarene missionaries. She lived in India between ages 4 and 15. In high school Emmalyn served with Sixteen Singing Teens on the Oregon Pacific District. In college she served one summer in Puerto Rico under the auspices of Youth Assistance Missionary Corps. Emmalyn holds a BA in Music Education from Southern Nazarene University and Master of Music degree with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names College, Oakland, California.
Together the Germans pastored 6 churches over 30 years, and served 3 years as missionaries to Nazarene Theological College in Brisbane, Australia. In 2007 they retired to Bethany, Oklahoma where they first met. In their seventh year of retirement Bethany First Church of the Nazarene commissioned the Germans to serve one year as on site coordinators for Swaziland Partnership.
“Today’s Swaziland Partnership is a cooperative effort between the Swaziland Church of the Nazarene, Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, and Southern Nazarene University, focused on reducing the incidence of HIVAIDS in Swaziland by developing key spiritual, compassionate, and educational resources.” Loren P Gresham, & David Busic from the book “The Measure of My Strength by Sunni Mercer and Bridget & Eric Pipkin”