Danielle grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was dedicated in the presence of the Regina Fellowship in 1991. In 1997, her father’s work moved the family to Calgary, where she participated in the congregation off and on until she became a member of the congregation in 2009 at the age of 21.
She then served as a member and then Chair of the Committee on Shared Ministry, a member of the Hospitality Committee, the Caring Team, and was on the Host Committee for the CUC’s Annual Conference and Meeting held in Calgary in 2013.
Although her Bachelor’s degree was in Psychology, she started studying to become a minister in 2013 after determining she wanted to be able to live more fully into her faith and her principles, which included her career life, as well as private life. She graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in May of 2016, and then started a second Masters in Leadership Studies, where her thesis is focusing different models of Leadership Development and Community Engagement for congregations within Canada. Danielle now serves as First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto’s Intern Minister, under Rev. Shawn Newton, and will be spending the fall of 2017 preparing to see the Ministerial Fellowship Committee in December in Boston.