Daniel Levi Jensen was a life-long student of Christian Science. Born and raised in Fresno, California, he graduated from both Fresno High School and Fresno State College. He later received an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
During World War II Mr. Jensen served in the United States Navy as a radar technician. It was while stationed in San Diego that he met and established a life-long friendship with Laura Conant, wife of Alfred F. Conant — the compiler of the Concordance to the Writings of Mary Baker Eddy.
After several years in personnel work he continued his education at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. After just two years of law school Mr. Jensen passed the California Bar exam and returned to Fresno to practice law for a number of years.
In 1960 he took Christian Science Class Instruction from Louise Hurford Brown, C.S.B. Three years later he sold his law practice in order to devote himself to the full-time work of a Christian Science practitioner.
Mr. Jensen was appointed by Church officials to serve as a regional director of Christian Science College Organizations. He taught Sunday School for approximately twenty-five years, and served as a chaplain at San Quentin Prison for four years.
Mr. Jensen was a student in the 1970 Normal Class, taught by Neil Bowles, C.S.B., of Atlanta, Georgia. By this time he was living in the San Francisco area, which is where he taught all of his classes. In 1973 he was appointed by The Christian Science Board of Directors to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Christian Science Benevolent Association in San Francisco, later renamed Arden Wood, Inc. He held that position for twelve years.
Daniel L. Jensen passed on peacefully at his home in Point Richmond, California, in July, 1995. His generosity and deep love, strengthened by his devotion to God, touched countless lives. He is dearly loved and greatly missed, but has left us much to emulate. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”