Fr. Daniel P. Greenleaf graduated from Biddeford High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Maine and, after entering the seminary at Catholic University of America, a Batchelor’s degree in Sacred Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph J. Gerry on May 13, 1995, at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford.
His first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at St. John Parish in Bangor. He was named Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Portland in 1997. Two years later, in addition to his duties as Director of Vocations, Fr. Greenleaf was appointed chaplain and faculty member of St. Dominic Regional High School in Auburn.
In 2002, he was named Administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Lewiston. In 2004, Fr. Greenleaf was appointed Pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Lewiston. From 2009 to 2012, Fr. Greenleaf was part of the formation faculty at Theological College in Washington, D.C.
In August of 2012, he was named Pastor of the Parish of the Holy Eucharist. In 2014, in addition to his service as pastor, Fr. Greenleaf was named Director of Seminarians for the diocese, a position he continues to hold. Fr. Greenleaf has also assisted with Diocesan Youth Ministry and Catholic Scouting as part of his priestly service in the Diocese.