A fourth generation Disciple of Christ and a 40-year veteran of church music leadership, Dana has served as full-time Minister of Music for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Arlington since 2008. Prior to 2008, Dana served as Associate Music Director at University Christian Church in Fort Worth, Music Director at First Christian Church in Amarillo, Northway Christian Church in Dallas, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound, The Church in the Wildwood in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, and First Presbyterian Church of Enid, Oklahoma. Dana holds bachelor’s degrees in Voice Performance and Vocal Music Education from Phillips University in Enid, OK and has completed extensive doctoral studies in conducting and musicology, while serving as director of the Women's Chorus at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
Dana has been married to Rev. Dr. Alan Lobaugh for 35 years. (Alan serves as Senior Minister of Azle Christian Church.) They have three grown children, one daughter-in-law, and will add another daughter-in-law at the end of 2019! They're all crazy about books, games, travel, and God's beautiful outdoors.