Rev. Daniel (Dane) C. Wood Jr. joined Lansdowne United Methodist Church (LUMC) in July 2021. Prior to coming to LUMC, Pastor Dane served as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions at Grace UMC in Baltimore, MD (2018 – 2021). Licensed as a Local Pastor in the South Carolina Conference in 2014 and approved for Commissioning in the Baltimore-Washington Conference in 2021, Dane has previously served as Pastor to Sharon and Smyrna UMCs (2014-2016, 2-point charge) in Abbeville, SC; Shiloh UMC in Somerville, TN (2016-2017); and as Associate Pastor of Missions and Preaching at Collierville UMC in Collierville, TN (2017-2018). Dane is a proud 4th generation alumnus of Clemson University (2009, BA History), and alumnus of Emory University, Candler School of Theology (2015, M. Div.). He is happily married to Dr. Lara (Megan) Beers Wood (Ph.D. Immunology, 2016 Emory University) who is currently a Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she researches hearing damage. Dane is passionate about missions, history, and learning how the awesome power of God is practical and life changing every day!