C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D.

Writer and Teacher in Greensboro, North Carolina

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Wess Daniels is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College. Prior to moving to Guilford College with his family in 2015, Wess was the pastor of Camas Friends Church: A Quaker Meeting for 6 years.

Wess holds a B.A. in Bible and Theology fromMalone University, an M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies fromFuller Theological Seminary.

He has extensive public speaking and teaching experience, teaching at Guilford College,George Fox Seminary, Earlham School of Religion and a host of other lectures, presentations and workshops at other schools and study centers.

His book, "A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture," was published by Wipf and Stock in early 2015.

He is most interested in topics pertaining to faith in contemporary culture, Quaker renewal, sociology of religion, participatory culture, fandom, social media and theology.

Besides work, Wess enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily, playing with their three kids, fermenting sauerkraut, roasting coffee, biking, practicing Iyengar yoga, riding his motorcycle and listening to his record player.

He is from Canton, Ohio.

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  • Work
    • Guilford College
  • Education
    • Malone Univ
    • Fuller Theological Seminary