Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministry

Ministerial and Professional Background

Dan Reiland is Executive Pastor at 12Stone® Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY.

Dan is best known as a leader with a pastor’s heart and a coach’s instincts. He truly loves the local church, and is described as one of the nation’s most innovative church thinkers. His passion is developing and empowering leaders who want to grow, are willing to take risks, and enjoy the journey. His semimonthly e-newsletter, “The Pastor’s Coach,” is distributed to over 40,000 subscribers.

Personal Information

Dan is married to Patti, and they have two kids, Mackenzie (recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University) and John-Peter (current student at Indiana Wesleyan University). Dan is a lover and collector of fine guitars and in a previous life is pretty sure he was a lead guitarist in a rock band.


The Wesleyan Church, 1983, South Coastal


B.S., Criminal Justice Administration, San Diego State University
M.Div., Asbury Theological
D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary


Reiland, D. (1999). From a father's heart: Letters of encouragement to children and grandchildren. Nashville, Tenn: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Reiland, D. (1997). Shoulder to shoulder: Strengthening your church by supporting your pastor. Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.
Reiland, D. (2011). Amplified leadership. Lake Mary, Fla: Charisma House.
Numerous other articles

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