Dan has been the director of Catholic Climate Covenant since 2006 and has a passion for developing both practical and inspirational ways to reduce the human footprint on God’s creation. Before founding the Covenant, Dan had spent 11 years in the department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and three years in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's social action office. After graduating from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Dan joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where he met his wife Susie (also a volunteer). He received a master’s degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA in 1989. Dan and Susie have three children: Benjamin, Anna, and Zachary.
Dan has over a decade of experience working on energy projects and building programs to reduce energy waste in organizations. Prior to leading Catholic Energies, Dan worked in consulting and education both in administration and as a teacher. He received an MBA from the University of Colorado; and a BA, BS and MEd from Boston College. Dan lives in Virginia with his wife, Shannon and his two sons, Sammy and Charlie.