Reverend Father Daniel P. Payne, Presiding Priest

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Father Daniel P. Payne (Ph. D., M.Div.) was ordained into the holy priesthood of Jesus Christ in the Greek Orthodox Church on August 1, 2010. He served St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Waco, TX as a Deacon from 2004-2010. From 2010-2014 he served Annunciation Cathedral in Houston, TX. Fr. Daniel has five wonderful children who live in Colorado. In addition to his work as a priest, Fr. Daniel taught at Baylor University at the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies from 2006 to 2015. He has several articles pertaining to religious freedom, human rights, and social ethics in such journals as Journal of Church and State, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Religion, State and Society, Nationalities Papers, BYU International Law Review, Faith and Economics, Sobornost', Stranitsy (Russian), and Synaxis (Greek) He has published one book entitled The Revival of Political Hesychasm in Contemporary Orthodox Thought, and has contributed to other works such as Orthodox Christianity and the West, The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics, Orthodoxy and Human Rights, Traditional Religion and Political Power: Examining the Role of the Church in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova, and Recent Developments in the Economics of Religion. Fr. Daniel is an international speaker on Orthodoxy and human rights, religion and nationalism, and relgious freedom. He is currently working on two manuscripts; the first being on Orthodoxy and social ethics and the other on the ontology of love.