About Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel

Rev. Dr. Kenneth V. Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of United Church Homes joined the organization in 2011. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Alliance, a newly formed non-profit collaboration which includes United Church Homes, Metta Healthcare (Ohio’s Hospice, Pure Healthcare) and Genacross Lutheran Services. Over the past 30 years, Rev. Daniel has worked in a variety of leadership positions in senior living, healthcare and housing services, and as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Rev. Daniel had a 19-year career with Phoebe Ministries in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He then served for two years as Executive Director of Ingleside at Rock Creek in Washington, D.C. prior to assuming his role at United Church Homes. He earned a master’s degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities where he received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2016. In 2019, he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Heidelberg University for his outstanding service to the United Church of Christ and United Church Homes. Rev. Daniel has earned Fellow and Certified Nursing Home Administrator status with the American College of Health Care Administrators. He is the former Chairman of the Board of LeadingAge Ohio and was named Visionary Leader of the Year in 2022. He currently serves on the Board of LeadingAge national.

Recent Blog Posts

From Compassion to Renewal: Embracing the Easter Spirit

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  March 28, 2024

As we approach Easter, a time of renewal and hope, I find myself drawn to the profound connection between caregiving and the heart of the holiday. As the CEO of a..

Advent Light

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  December 07, 2023

Advent was an important time in our family. I am an only child, so my memories are about small gatherings. Our church prepared a series of weekly meditations for..

Ageism, Like Growing a Beard, Catches Up with Us All Eventually

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  October 05, 2023

As hard as I tried, I couldn’t grow a decent beard. I was in my 20’s and entered my senior year of seminary hoping to land my first job as a pastor. A friend offered to..

You Have Permission To…Be Curious

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  July 20, 2023

As kind of a science fiction nerd, I have an innate attraction to outer space. When I was a kid, the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released. This film revolutionized..

Abundant Grace in an Unforgiving World

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  April 06, 2023

United Church Homes’ recently launched a new software enterprise management system. Everything we thought we once knew how to do competently and quickly has been turned..

Maturing through Selection, Elimination & Emphasis

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  January 05, 2023

Within a week of starting a seminary internship in Minneapolis, I was packed into a van with a youth group on an adventure to Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Going from the big..

Abundant Life and Biimaadiiziiwiin—A Multicultural Belief

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  July 21, 2022

As an unrepentant liberal arts major, I am often drawn to various esoteric topics across a broad range of interests. This may be part of why a friend once affectionately..

Crossroads and Intersections at Holy Week

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  April 14, 2022

My son recently completed a master’s degree in social work. As usually happens, he found my knowledge of social concepts lacking. So, we began to discuss the concept of..

Turkeys and Footballs

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel  •  November 25, 2021

I never played football, but I did play the clarinet. Throughout high school, our Thanksgiving mornings included the “Big Game” with our cross-county rivals, the..