Danna Van Horn retired in 2018 after serving nearly two decades as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. She served as pastor of several Presbyterian churches and as chaplain in three acute care facilities in southern California. From 1993 to 1999, Rev. Van Horn was Director of Pastoral Services at Presbyterian Inter-Community Hospital in Whittier, CA. She created a unique program of pastoral care among the 1200-member hospital staff and served as pastor to staff, patients and families. Rev. Van Horn also served on the board of directors of the Whittier YMCA and as a member of two hospitals’ ethics committees.
Rev. Van Horn earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, received a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, and completed 1,600 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education. Most recently, she was Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, where she was a teacher, a preacher, and a leader of the Deacon Ministry and various support groups. She also provided home and hospital visitation and counseling.
Rev. Van Horn has a son and a daughter, both of whom live in Washington, and is the very proud grandmother to grandson Daniel.