Father Buchanan joined the Galilee team in 2009. At a young age he felt called to ordained ministry, and after completing his undergraduate degree at Sewanee and a year studying classical bagpipe music in Scotland, he completed his M.Div. at Trinity Seminary outside of Pittsburgh, was ordained in 1997 and served for 12 years in Connecticut. He holds an additional master’s degree in theology from Yale, and a doctorate from The University of the South. He is a fifth-generation Californian and is married to Dr. Dana Buchanan, an internist and pediatric physician. Together they have three children. In his free time he plays bagpipes and reads widely.