Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr.
Professor of Theology, Ethics, and the Arts
The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. is Rector of Christ Church Cranbrook, where he has served since 2014. He was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 1995, and he has served parishes in Connecticut, New York City, Tennessee, and Ontario. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 1988, his M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1994, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002. Alongside his pastoral work, he was Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at the University of the South (Sewanee, TN) from 2000-2006, Associate Professor of Moral Theology in the John Henry Hobart Chair at The General Theological Seminary (New York, NY) from 2006-2008, and Dean of the Faculty of Theology and the Huron-Lawson Chair in Moral and Pastoral Theology at Huron University College (London, ON) from 2008-2014. He is married to Claire Danaher, and they have two daughters, Phoebe (17) and Thea (10).