Past National Chaplain (2010-2011)
National Cemetery Committee
National Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission
The American Legion
Daniel J. Seehafer is a native of Merrill, WI. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Concordia University, Mequon, WI and a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN.
Daniel was commissioned as a Naval Officer in March of 1995, and enrolled in the Navy Chaplaincy program. His service time as a chaplain candidate in the Navy enabled him to spend time not only with the Navy personnel (San Diego, CA, Newport, RI, Everett, WA, USS Paul F. Foster), but also with the Marine Corps (Camp Pendleton, CA). He will always cherish the time spent in uniform.
In August of 1997, he came to Horicon, WI, and was installed as the Assistant Pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and School. October 2000, he accepted the position of Administrative Pastor at St. Stephen, where he is currently serving.
As his uniform changed throughout the years, his service to God and Country certainly have not--holding numerous positions within the American Legion throughout his 17 year membership. From "JUST" being "ASKED," he joined Post 157, Horicon, WI, became a "Paid Up For Life Member" and was overwhelmingly elected as their Post Adjutant. From this first leadership position, Mr. Seehafer eventually became Post, County and District Commander (currently holding). He also was the State Chaplain of WI (2006), the National Chaplain (2010-2011) and a recent graduate (2012) of the American Legion College.
Besides holding various committee positions within the American Legion, Seehafer is also a member of ANAVICUS, Past Commander's Club (WI), S.A.L, and still finds the time to be very active within his community--as he was recognized as the "Legionnaire of the Year" in 2009 (County/District levels).
Daniel is married to his wife Denise. They have two children, Jacob (8) and Emma (4), and reside in the town of Beaver Dam.