Duane was born in Amarillo, TX. As a young boy, his family moved to Colorado.
After serving three years in the US Army, he entered Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and received a degree in Chemistry. He married Emily Ann Davis in 1966. Duane’s ministry started in the marketplace, Martin – Marietta Aerospace, then Eastman Kodak, a Christian Bookstore for five years and then into Industrial supplies and sports officiating. With the tragic loss of their first son, his family became Spirit-filled which changed everything and ministry began.
As the result of a calling from the Lord “to go to the out of the way places and start brushfires for Him” One Way Ministries was birthed in 1996 as a para-church ministry. Duane and Emily have ministered to church leadership in six south-central African countries, Mexico, the USA and recently started a ministry in a Senior Care facility. Duane also serves as advisor to Aglow International and has served as President of Full Gospel Business Men’s International in CO.
Duane and Emily have three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.