Fr. Daniel Green - Priest-in-Charge Email
Daniel was born in Riverside, California and raised in California, Indiana, and Vermont. His childhood Christian formation was in a congregation of the Disciples of Christ. After drifting away from the church in early adolescence, he rediscovered it in the context of working for peace and justice in Central America in the mid-1980s. He has worked as a political activist, community organizer, carpenter, farmer, and gardener, and lived in a variety of intentional communities.
Daniel studied religion, history, and philosophy at Williams College and the California Institute of Integral Studies. After six years of residential practice and study at the San Francisco Zen Center, he began attending Episcopal churches in San Francisco in 1994. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, where he was active as a liturgical minister, preacher, teacher, and served on the vestry. He received a M.Div. degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in May, 2005. He was ordained a priest in December of that year, and immediately came to All Saints, Carmel as Assisting Priest. He helped guide the parish through an interim period, and stayed on as Associate Rector to the Rev. Richard Matters. In August 2010, he was called to St. John’s, Petaluma.
Daniel loves reading, writing, singing, dancing, manual work and being outside. He is married to Meg Tinsley, a writer, artist, and psychotherapist, and they have a six-year-old daughter, Risa.