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Meet the Team - Daniel Rodela

Welcome to Faith in the Valley, Daniel!

Daniel Rodela is Faith in the Valley’s newest organizer, leading efforts to build political power in rural communities of color in Kern County.

Daniel has over 20 years of experience as an ordained elder in the Seventh-day Adventist Church tradition and as a non-denominational minister. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from CSU Bakersfield.

Before joining our team, Daniel worked with us on immigration efforts, bringing resources to rural Kern communities, and he attended our clergy caucus. Today, he organizes in the towns of Taft and McFarland, focusing on relationships, community needs and building power.

Earlier this month, Daniel highlighted rural indigenous communities at a statewide convening, making sure California’s economic recovery efforts include everyone.

You can find Daniel at the local gym any day or reading a good book. One of his favorite quotes is from Ellen White, who said, “the greatest want of the world is of men and women who will stand for justice though the heavens fall.”

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