Whiteaker’s St. John the Wonderworker Priest Arrested for “Purchasing Sex with a Minor,” and more

Author: Alex V. Cipolle
Date Published: 10/13/2016

Daniel James MacKay has been arrested on several charges related to paying for sex with a minor, a Eugene Police Department press release states. MacKay is Father Daniel MacKay of the St. John the Wonderworker, an orthodox Christian church in the Whiteaker neighborhood (it’s the building with the blue domes).

See press release below:

EW spoke to MacKay in 2015 about the iconography he comissioned from artist Daniel Balter for the church. During the 2016 Whiteaker Block Party, Fr. MacKay gave several tours of the church to block party attendees of all ages. According to his bio on the church’s website, Fr. MacKay is also currently: “an adjunct instructor of English literature and composition at Northwest Christian University and Lane Community College in Eugene.”

[Above] is the mug shot provided by the EPD.


Alexandra is the arts editor for Eugene Weekly. She formerly wrote under the name Alex Notman. You can follow her on twitter at @ArtsEditorAlex