Meet Dr. Dan Critchett

I’ve had many opportunities to be involved in the lives of people in the second half of life. As a pastor, chaplain, teacher, counselor and friend, I’ve walked with people through all stages of life. And I know this: people want to live a life of purpose and meaning. It seems that my purpose in life is to help other people find their purpose. That’s what our radio show is all about. We strive to provide meaningful and motivational content so people can catch the vision of living a full and fulfilling life: a life that matters.
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  • A full career of involvement with the life issues of concern to Baby Boomers
  • Has worked directly with hundreds of people of his generation, helping them deal with the changes and challenges of life
  • International teacher, trainer, and conference speaker
  • Multiple college and graduate degrees, including a Masters and a Doctorate
  • Adjunct faculty member at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon
  • Published author
  • Active ordained pastor for over 35 years in a major denomination
  • A member of the “50-plus Crowd” himself, dealing with all of these issues personally as well as professionally

“My purpose in life is to help others find theirs”.

My goal for Second Half Now is to provide multiple opportunities for “Second Halfers” to receive information and inspiration that touches their lives in meaningful and practical ways. Through radio shows, podcasts, blogs, events, networking, educational and motivational presentations, coaching, and multi-media platforms, my passion is to literally help today’s 50-plus American live a life that matters.

Meet Patrick Lyons

I knew at an early age I had the gift of encouragement. I often saw good things in other they didn’t see themselves, and it brought me joy to help them see it. But it wasn’t until I experienced my own journey through darkness that I fully understood how difficult it can be to cast off the lies and labels we believe about ourselves and learn, understand and embrace Truth: each of us is beautifully and wonderfully made, uniquely gifted and intentionally placed here with a purpose to live out each and every day!
While this is true for all of us, those of us in the second half of life often have a greater sense of urgency to live that purpose because we know our days are numbered. Each of us desires to leave a legacy, to be remembered and loved by those we impacted and to hear “Well done!” when we’re ultimately called home. And yet, so many in the second half have already begun to believe the lie that our best days are behind us. This couldn't be further from the truth!!
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“So many in the second half have already begun to believe the lie that our best days are behind us. This couldn’t be further from the truth!!”.

To me, Second Half Now is more than a great radio program. It’s a ministry, a movement and the fulfillment of my own purpose: to raise up an army of people who embrace how truly great they are, then watch what happens when they unleash their gifts on the world around them. This is me living a life that matters!

When I’m not in the studio with Dr. Dan, I can often be found in my day job as a business consultant or in my other (more important) job of husband, father and grandfather.