Deacon Dave Ferrell

Deacon Dave FerrellThe Reverend Davis Marion Ferrell, Deacon B. A., M. A.

Reverend Davis Ferrel (aka Reverend Dave Ferrell) is the Deacon at the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Nevada City, California.

Deacon Dave Ferrell was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Captain Harold Marion Ferrell, USMCR and Ruth Davis Meredith. Married to Doretta G. Rowell for over 50 years with three sons, Shaun, Matthew, and Brian.

Honorable Discharge, United States Marine Corps. 1958, M.O.S. Public Information


Los Molinos High School, class of 1955
California State University, Chico, B.A. Social Science (emphasis Geography & History) 1966
Chapman College, Orange California M.A. Correctional Counseling. 1973
Theological Education by Extention, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 1984
Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkley, California, Certificate 1985.


Ordained Deacon 10 May 1998 by the Rt. Rev. Jerry A. Lamb, Bishop of Northern California

Diocesan Service

Diocesan Board of Trustees, Diocese of Northern California
Church Support Committee, Diocese of Northern California
Diocesan Personnel Committee, (NCal)
Chaplin, board member, & Spiritual Director, Diocesan Search Community 1997-2009
Developed Diocesan Domestic Violence Awareness Manual for Clergy
International Order of Saint Luke.
Chaplain 4th Marine Regiment Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor 1995 –
Chaplain American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor National Association 2010 –

Prior Employment

Project Office Manager, Harms Brothers Construction Co. Oroville, California 1959 – 1961
Roundhouse Clerk, Western Pacific Railroad, Oroville & Portola, California 1961 – 1966
Probation Officer, Nevada County Probation Department, California
Deputy 1966-1969, Asst. Chief 1969-1991, Chief 1991-1997.