Rev. Daniel Gregoire

Minister Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton

A gifted preacher and pastoral presence, Rev. Daniel Gregoire is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and his grandmother was the pastor of the small storefront church she founded. Deeply influenced by the religion of Christian Pentecostalism, his early experience in the church has left an indelible mark on how he approaches and embodies religious, spiritual and philosophical practice.

His family is originally from Haiti, a land that blends a variety of African cultures along with French and Mesoamerican influences. Coming from an immigrant background has had a strong influence on my approach to religion and being an American. It has also informed my appreciation for diversity, multicultural and multigenerational communities.

He has served congregations in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania and was the Director of Lifespan Spiritual Development at the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia. He enjoys Victorian architecture, Haitian cuisine, Walt Whitman, Early western music, mindfulness meditation and Ritual Studies.