In his 23 years as a banker, Adam Greene trotted the globe, closing billions of dollars’ worth of deals for some of the world’s biggest banks, and starting his own advisory firm. Then, in 2006, he traded in his BlackBerry and fancy suits for a Bible and clerical collar.

“I felt very clearly that, ‘It’s time to answer this call,'” said Greene, who is now a reverend and dean of spiritual life at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas.

Greene ended his Wall Street career just before the financial crisis erupted. He spent a year studying theology before taking a job at the 664-student high school near Houston, where he oversees religious education, the daily chapel program and community service.

“I’m as busy as I’ve ever been — that’s for sure,” the dark-haired clergyman said.

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