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.

My Writing

My purpose for this blog is pass on leadership insights that I have collected over my career as a pastor. Content will stay relevant to today’s ever changing ministry realities. If you are a pastor or church leader that wants to grow your leadership skills, then this blog is for you!

Dan Reiland's Family

Mackenzie, Patti, John-Peter, and Dan Reiland

My Family

I am married to Patti, and we have two kids:

Mackenzie – graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Communications and is a filmmaker.

John-Peter – graduated with a degree in computer science from Indiana Wesleyan University. He currently works as a software developer.

My Guitars

I am a lover and collector of fine guitars and in a previous life am pretty sure I was a lead guitarist in a rock band.

2003 Gretsch (1960 Reissue) Chet Atkins Nashville 6120 w/ Bigsby.

  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Gretsch Filtertron pick-ups
  • (Japan, Terada Factory)

2012 Fender Select Telecaster

  • Flame maple top
  • Birdseye Maple neck
  • Fender Select single coil pick-ups, and gold hardware

2006 R. Taylor – One of a kind from Bob’s custom shop (ES2)

  • Cocobolo back and sides, Flame Maple Binding
  • Redwood top
  • “Cindy Pattern” fretboard Inlay

2001 Taylor 910 (ES2) The “mark” on the back makes it a one of a kind.

  • Brazilian Rosewood back/sides
  • Englemann Spruce top
  • Dreadnought style body

1998 Godin Multiact Nylon – Great Canadian Luthier! (Quebec & Montreal).

  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany Neck and Back
  • Ebony Fingerboard