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

Abundant Life and Biimaadiiziiwiin—A Multicultural Belief

By Rev. 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. 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. 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..

Reflections on Labor Day

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  September 02, 2021

When I was growing up, my mom always made a fuss over my dad when he came home from work on a pay day. My dad was very proud to be working full time and was vigorous..

Are We Really In This Together?

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  May 20, 2021

Early in the pandemic, we began to hear the phrase, “We are in this together.” This was used widely to encourage people to protect each other, use masks, practice social..

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...