About Rev. Kenneth Daniel

Rev. Kenneth Daniel is the president and CEO of United Church Homes. A licensed nursing home administrator, he has worked in a variety of positions of responsibility in senior healthcare and housing services over the past 30 years. Rev. Daniel holds a master's degree in divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, a master's degree in pastoral counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary and a master's degree of public administration from Marywood University. Immediately prior to joining United Church Homes, Rev. Daniel was interim president of Lancaster Theological Seminary. An ordained United Church of Christ minister, Rev. Daniel holds Fellow status with the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Recent Blog Posts

A Different Kind of Lent

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  February 19, 2021

The contrasts of Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday are deeply engrained in many Christians. New Orleans, the home of that most American rendition of Mardi Gras, announced..

Ornaments of a Journey

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  December 24, 2020

One of the highlights of Advent is decorating our family Christmas tree. We get the boxes out of the attic and carry them down with care. There are two huge boxes with..

Making Room for the Sacred

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  August 06, 2020

One of my high school teachers loved to quote Henry David Thoreau, the great 19th century sage who spent two years on Walden Pond. My teacher’s favorite quote was:

Hope in Community — A Tribute to Nursing Homes for National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2020

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  May 14, 2020

As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic here in Ohio, the governor has adopted the phrase “We’re in this together” as his motto. I think he’s captured a deep human truth...

Never Too Old

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  February 13, 2020

Our local newspaper recently ran an article about the secrets of navigating the job market after age 60. Any of us who have done this knows the anxiety that surrounds..

The Sacred Ground of Hospitality

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  November 28, 2019

The Wyandotte Nation 2019 Gathering I recently attended a unique, historic event in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, home to our Fairhaven Community since 1920. A United Methodist..

What Does Age Have to Do with It?

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  May 23, 2019

The Impact of Clergy Age on Churches When I was ordained back in 1981, I accepted the call to serve St. Andrew’s UCC, a small congregation in the old industrial city of..

An Engaged Way of Life

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  September 13, 2018

I recently attended an event at The Ohio State University at Marion that focused on The Presidency and the Press. Because Marion is the late president Warren G...

Dad: My First Aging Hero

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  June 14, 2018

Growing up, I always knew that I was different from my friends. My parents were quite a bit older than most of theirs. In fact, my dad was 57 and my mother 40 when I was..