The Very Rev. Daniel Green, Rector

Daniel Green 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.  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, and 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, California as Assisting Priest, later Associate Rector.  

In August 2010, he was appointed Priest-in-Charge of St. John’s, Petaluma.  He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California in March 2014, and appointed Dean of the Russian River Deanery in June 2014.  He serves on the Advisory Board of the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative, and is Chair of the Steering Committee of the Petaluma Children’s Chorus. In November 2014, after a year-long discernment process among parishioners in all sectors of the church community, Daniel was called to become the Rector of St. John's Episcopal, Petaluma.  

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