Dale was born in a devout Baptist home. His parent gave him a deep love of God and Scripture. As a young man he memorized whole books of the Bible. On his honeymoon in Rome, while first reading G. K. Chesterton, he began his journey, without knowing it, to the Catholic Church. Chesterton’s emphasis on history and the Holy Eucharist led dale home to the Catholic faith, in 1997. Dale is the founder and president of the American Chesterton Society.