Father Dan, a priest of the Diocese of Rochester (NY), has made central New York his home since 1994. He has served the Cornell Catholic Community twice as its director: 2005-2012 and 2019-present. Father Dan earned his Master of Divinity degree from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, where he was also ordained in 1981. His doctorate is from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. In nearly four decades as a Catholic priest he has been a Benedictine monk, university professor and administrator, parish priest, and campus minister. His ministerial work has been in Minnesota (he's a native of Minneapolis), Illinois, and New York. Father Dan is a trained spiritual director. He is energized by one-on-one conversations and relishes any opportunity to walk with students on their spiritual journey. Besides his professional work, he enjoys international travel, exploring Celtic spirituality, and compiling his family genealogy.