Dcn. Danny Bryan
Born in 1951 in Columbus Ohio, as the fifth child of six. Deacon Danny has been married to Gerilynn [Geri] since 1972 and have two children and three grandchildren. Deacon Danny Graduated from Franklin University of Columbus in 1975 with a BSBA and Case Western Reserve University with a Master’s of Organization Development and Analysis in 1986. He began his work career with Ohio Bell in 1970 as a lineman and moved through the organization in various capacities until retirement in 2000 as a Human Resource Manager. After retirement from Ohio Bell [AT&T] he volunteered for Freedom House a halfway center. The women’s annex was located at St. Clement for some time. His volunteer experiences lead him to take the exam for Chemical Dependency counseling. In 1995, Danny began teaching as Adjunct Faculty for Tiffin University. In 2002, Danny started working as a counselor at Grafton Correctional Institution; in 2005 he became Director of Re-entry for the Center for Families and Children; and, in 2009, took on the direct service case management position with Community Re-entry. Danny hopes to become certified as a Life Coach with primary focus in the areas of personal and spiritual development.
Geri and Danny became members of the St. James community in 1977. Danny began formation for the Diaconate in September 2004 and was ordained a Deacon to the Diocese of Cleveland in May 2008. He was appointed to St. James at ordination until closure and re-assigned to St. Clement in 2010. As a deacon, aside from the ministry at the altar, he works as a member of the RCIA team and the Spiritual Development committee; assists in the preparation of engaged couples; and as needed, assists with funerals, baptisms, and weddings.