Denny has been involved in various forms of church leadership since the mid 1980's. He brought his family to Cedar Creek in 1990, where he has been an elder since 1996. He has lived near Harlan his entire life, graduating from Woodlan High School in 1974. He married his high school sweetheart Becky in 1976, and they were blessed with four children.
He is co-owner of Quality Crafted Homes, Inc, and also owner/operator of Kees Grain Farms, Inc. He enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with their grandchildren, hunting, fishing, and officiating high school wrestling.