Ordained out of The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, The Rev. David Wantland comes to Houston as a return to Texas. Originally from Dallas, David headed east to study at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he received a B.A. in French Literature. Those studies took him to some unlikely places, from working in the European Parliament in Brussels to interning at an eco-village micro-finance fund in Dakar, Senegal. Along the collegiate way, David became an Episcopalian and received a call to ministry (on a rooftop in the middle of Dakar. Go figure).
David received his Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School and completed a Diploma in Anglican Studies at The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest before his ordination to the diaconate in North Carolina.
When not at church, David can be found getting lost on a run course, convincing someone to let him garden with them, or trying his legs at ballet. And he’s always looking for an excuse to speak French!