Keith Mirrer, Director of Communications during The High Calling era, said, “Dan’s humbleness is only exceeded by his huge and generous heart and his love for this organization and the Butt family in particular. He was the go-to guy when it came to anything we were working on with Howard Butt. Whether it was his books, his radio spots, or his commentary in Connections newsletter, we all turned to Dan for guidance and direction.”
In one of those Connections articles from 2004, Howard Butt, Jr., wrote, “Dan Roloff told me how he counseled his young daughter, Lindsay, about her nervousness before her first middle school volleyball tryouts … Dan told her … that the Lord would be with her in the whole experience, whatever the results. She should pay attention to what happened and how it happened, in order to understand what God might be saying to her. Dan’s counsel rightly valued the natural order.”
During his most recent years in the Foundation, Dan transformed the Foundation Archives from a functional storehouse to an organized preservation of its mission through the years. His final hire was a full-time archivist, Hannah Hawes, to whom he has passed this work. Already she is creating new processes for acquisitions and access in a way that preserves the materials and shares its knowledge and history.
“When we know where we came from,” Dan said, “we can make wiser decisions about where we should go next.”