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In December 2005, he asked to return to parish ministry and, in July 2006, he was transferred to the Diocese of the West and appointed Rector of Sts Peter and Paul Church, Phoenix. He was elected a member of the Diocesan Council in October 2006.
On April 7, 2014, he was tonsured a monastic at the Monastery of St John of Shanghai, receiving the name Daniel.
On October 21, 2014, he was canonically elected Bishop of Santa Rosa, to serve as Auxiliary Bishop to Abp [[Benjamin (Peterson) of San Francisco|Benjamin of San Francisco]] in the [[Diocese of the West (OCA)|Diocese of the West]]. He was elevated to Archimandrite on [[October 23]], 2014
* [http://oca.org/news/headline-news/holy-synod-elects-nominees-for-vacant-sees-auxiliary-bishop Holy Synod elects nominees for vacant Sees, Auxiliary Bishop]