Fr. Danny grew up in Falls Church, in northern Virginia. He is the youngest of three, with two older sisters, and his mother is Filipino. He went to Catholic school for both grade school and high school, then went to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, where he received a B.S. in mathematics and computer science in 2007. After receiving an M.S. in operations research from W&M in 2008, he worked as a defense analyst in Dahlgren, VA. Fr. Danny started discerning God's call in his life to seminary and the priesthood in the fall of 2008, and in August 2009, he entered formation for the Diocese of Richmond at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained a priest on June 6, 2015 and served as pastor at St. Ann in South Chesterfield from August 2016 through June 2021. He was appointed pastor of OLPH in July 2021.