Spiritual Life


May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and will do this. 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24

One of United’s three core commitments is The Cultivation of Holiness. We believe in the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit, who helps us to become the people God created us to be. Yet holiness is not simply about personal transformation. It is also about changing the world through faithful discipleship. Our prayer is that United Theological Seminary would be fertile soil for God’s faithful work of transformation in your life.

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Dean of the Chapel

As Dean of the Chapel, Dan organizes a team to provide spiritual leadership and pastoral presence to the United community.

Dan is an ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church and is a 2011 M.Div. graduate of United Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Church Renewal. In 2016 he earned his Doctor of Ministry at United, focusing on clergy burnout and sustainable practices for overall clergy health. He has a Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Michigan-Flint. Dan is married to Erin Gildner and has three children, Caleb, Silas and Elena.

Rev. Dr. Dan Gildner