Dan Brewer, an elder at Laurel since 2007, was born in San Rafael, Calif., where his father was stationed with the U.S. Air Force. Later, they moved to Knoxville and then to Clarksville, Tenn. He began attending Laurel as a UT student in 1973. He and his wife Phyllis married in 1975 and became active Laurel members, helping start the International Ministry in the early ‘90s. Dan received an architecture degree from UT in 1977, is a LEED accredited architect and is a partner in Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects. He and Phyllis have two children: Will and Elizabeth and two grandsons.