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Rev. Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff offers a unique combination of services to help you experience renewal in your life. As a pastor, chaplain, and spiritual director, Rev. Dr. Schlorff is committed to helping you uncover the power of your faith and spirituality in your journey towards renewal. With his guidance, you can find ways to navigate the challenges that life throws your way and experience true renewal.
In addition to being a pastor, chaplain, and spiritual director, Rev. Dr. Schlorff is also a health/life/fitness coach. Through his health/life/fitness coaching, he can provide you with the tools and resources you need to develop healthier habits and experience physical and mental renewal.
Rev. Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff offers a unique combination of services to help you experience renewal in your life. His multifaceted approach combines spiritual guidance with music and health coaching, helping you to find the balance you need to move forward on your journey to renewal. With Rev. Dr. Schlorff’s guidance, you can experience true renewal in your life.
The Reverend Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff, is a pastor, chaplain, coach, and spiritual director. Born in Indiana, Daniel has lived in Connecticut since 2009. Daniel is Senior Minister of Third Congregational Church of Middletown, CT and a part-time chaplain for the State of Connecticut's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) at Connecticut Valley Hospital.
He is committed to the LGBTQ+ community, as he is the Board Vice President of the Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Chamber. Additionally, he is the Convener of the Queering Liturgy Seminar for the North American Academy of Liturgy.
Other leadership roles include a role as Board President of the Society of Certified Spiritual Directors as well as chairing the Ethics and Disciplinary Council for the Society of Certified Senior Advisors.
When not engaged in ministry, Daniel enjoys playing the double bass for the American Chamber Orchestra; singing professionally with two choirs, Concora and Voce; reading poetry and nonfiction; trying out new recipes; saying hi to any dog who will look his way; caring for his houseplants; and staying fit.
Daniel has enjoyed teaching at Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin—Parkside, where he developed and taught traditional semester-length courses as well as intensive and evening formats. Course titles included Understandings of Religion (on the world's religions and philosophies), LGBT Studies, Asians in American Society, and Death and Dying. He occasionally speaks to social work students at Quinnipiac University regarding the interdisciplinary team model, and has presented papers at the North American Academy of Liturgy, the Society of Certified Senior Advisors' Annual Conference, Liberal Religious Educators' Association, New England Association of United Church Educators, and the National Educators Association's Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly.
In 2023, Daniel's chapter, "The Parable of Y2K," was released in a volume of essays arguing for the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ members of the Church of the Nazarene, his former denomination.
An additional chapter, "Presidential Ministry in Liturgy Has a Musical Dimension," appeared in the 2023 book, Living the Church's Song: Proposition for an Ecumenical Theology of Liturgical Music (Chicago: GIA).
Some of Daniel's accomplishments include the following:
Uncover the power of your faith and spirituality with Daniel! With a Doctor of Ministry degree from Pacific School of Religion and experience in ministry since March 2000, Daniel can help you tap into the power of your faith and spirituality, which will make a transformative difference in your life... so you can make a transformative difference in your world. Join him today to discover how renewal can open the door to a brighter future.