The Andersons both attended and graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. Dan received the B.A. degree in philosophy/religion in 1976. Melody received the B.A. degree in secondary education/home economics in 1977.
They moved to Kansas City to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary shortly after they were married in 1977. Dan received the Master of Divinity and also the Master of Arts in missions in 1981. Upon graduation, the Andersons began to plant a church in Loomis, California. They served as pastors until 1985, when they accepted their first missionary assignment to Kenya.
The Andersons served until 1995 in Kisumu, Kenya, where they helped to plant and establish new churches and districts.
In 1995, they were re-assigned to Uganda. They have continued to establish the Church of the Nazarene in Uganda through the training of national district superintendents, district advisory boards, pastors, and lay people. Dan serves as Mission Coordinator for the country of Uganda.
In April of 2005 Melody was ordained as a Deacon by the Sacramento district.
The Andersons have two children, Becky and Dan, Jr. who are currently living in the U.S.
The Andersons’ home church is Auburn Parkside on the Sacramento district.