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Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff (he/him)

Hello! I'm the incoming pastor of Third Congregational Church of Middletown, CT and also a Better Up "Care Coach" on the side.

My undergraduate education comes from Olivet Nazarene University, where I majored in Philosophy and Religion and minored in Greek, Vocal Performance, and Biblical Studies. I also began my ministerial career in March 2000, becoming ordained locally in the Church of the Nazarene.

My theological education comes from the University of Chicago Divinity School and Meadville/Lombard.

I took a few years off studying to teach at Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin—Parkside, both in Kenosha, WI.

Next, I did a second master’s degree at Hartford Seminary in Religious Studies, bridging the major traditions of world philosophies and religions with chaplaincy. After completing a 1,600 clinical hour fellowship as a chaplain, I started down the path of being a professional healthcare chaplain. I then completed the Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.

In 2015, I started a church in New Haven, pastoring it until 2021 when it was ready to minister to the community without the “training wheels” I had offered it. I then ended up back in healthcare chaplaincy, taking a part-time position as Chaplain at Connecticut Valley Hospital.

Aside from ministry/coaching, I sing in a chorus, play the double bass in an orchestra, and love on my dog (a Boxer mix). I became certified as a health coach and life coach (Health Coach Institute) and personal trainer (ISSA).

Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff world turns upside down when his mother tragically dies

Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff world turns upside down when his mother tragically dies

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