Dave Manley

First Name: 

Dave

Last Name: 

Manley

E-mail Address: 

dmanley@nashotah.edu

Home Church: 

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Home Diocese: 

Southern Ohio

Introduction: 

Before entering seminary, I worked in higher education and in the healthcare industry. But I am finally at a position in my life where I am able to answer God’s call to ordained ministry. The passage in John 10 about Jesus being the “Good Shepherd” has always had a deep influence on how I view the ministry of the priest. This image was with me from early childhood in the form of a picture that hung right above my bed. It remains with me now in the form of an icon loaned by a dear friend. I now dedicate myself to becoming a shepherd of the Lord’s flock, to help lead others to Jesus Christ -the Good Shepherd and to gain a deeper understanding of him. 
I pray daily, do my best to live the moral life, and receive the sacraments often in order to grow in my relationship with Christ. I welcome and ask for prayers, support and encouragement in my vocational journey.

Dave Manley