Wes Daniels, Friends of Daniels Chapel of the Roses
Wess Daniels is a Quaker scholar and serves as William R Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies at Guilford College. Additionally, he serves as “released minister” at Camas Friends Church and earned his Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies on renewing faith traditions within participatory culture.
Early Life and Education
Carol and Wess both attended Santa Rosa High School together in 1985. Carol graduated with her B.A. in Marketing and Management from Azusa Pacific University and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oregon; currently, she serves as office manager of Daniels Chapel of Roses where she also enjoys walking her Border Collie Wrigley as well as baking.
Dr. Wess earned his Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and has taught at Guilford College, George Fox Seminary, and Earlham School of Religion – serving also as pastor at Camas Friends Church: A Quaker Meeting for six years.
At first, Wess wasn’t sure whether his idea for The Quaker World would come to fruition; only after pandemic pandemic sent shockwaves across the world did Wess find renewed motivation to push ahead with publishing it.
Wess Daniels is an internationally acclaimed advocate for children living in poverty. For 20 years, he served with Compassion International both overseas and at its headquarters, as well as founding his own nonprofit that lends money to local entrepreneurs through microcredit loans.
At present, Wess is serving as William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College. His dissertation focused on participatory culture and renewing faith traditions at Fuller Theological Seminary – making his PhD even more impressive! Additionally, Wess belongs to Camas Friends Church: A Quaker Meeting in Camas WA as well as serving on their board for Quaker Voluntary Service.
He enjoys golf and playing music with his wife. Additionally, he’s an active community volunteer and proud father to two children. Additionally, he’s an enthusiastic fan of both Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers!
Achievement and Honors
Daniels participated in many civic activities, including serving as a trustee of Nichols College and being involved in local politics. Additionally, he volunteered his time helping the poor by delivering food through Meals on Wheels; additionally he belonged to both Webster-Dudley Chamber of Commerce and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in his area.
He currently serves as “released minister” at Camas Friends Church and earned his Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary on renewing faith traditions within participatory culture. He’s passionate about improving human interactions and teaching liberating faith practices while revitalizing faith traditions that contribute towards social justice.
Wess Daniels initially was uncertain that The Quaker World would ever reach publication; its success gave him much motivation.
Wess Daniels lives in Santa Rosa, California with his wife Carol and their dog Wrigley. As the fourth-generation funeral director at Daniels Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa, Wess strives to keep traditions alive while keeping his services relevant for customers. In his free time he enjoys watching sports and cooking.
He is dedicated to renewing the Quaker tradition within its context. In his book A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in Participatory Culture he suggests an approach for faith traditions suffering epistemic crises; using conversations between Alasdair MacIntyre, missiologist Stephen Bevans and media scholar Henry Jenkins in dialogue about contemporary culture to develop this text that resonates well.
With each project, Wes Anderson continues to captivate audiences and push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling. His unmistakable style and meticulous attention to detail have earned him recognition as one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation.
Susan Lucci made her mark as a leading lady of daytime soap operas during the 1990s, but continued her acting career on various television series such as Hope and Faith, That’s So Raven, Army Wives and Fantasy Island as well as guest starring roles on several sitcoms.
He was born on 24 December 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Clara and William Daniels and his younger sister Leah Daniels is also an acting casting director. Daniels currently co-creates Empire (2015) on television as co-creator.