As the Executive Director, Daniel Hostetler brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate consultancy and non-profit management, most recently as Executive Director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and prior to that as Director of Operations and Finance with World Relief Dupage-Aurora, an international Christian nonprofit supporting refugees and immigration issues.
Prior to joining World Relief, Hostetler co-founded and functioned as CEO of Legacy Analytics, which was recognized by Inc.'s Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies. His background includes serving as president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southern European Division (SED) of an International Consultancy for ten years, managing more than 300 consultants. He cofounded Strategic Business Partners, which reached national prominence by winning one of the highest awards in the consulting industry.
Among his community service activities, Hostetler often volunteers in homeless shelters and hospice care, and has traveled through faith-based initiatives such as Christian Peacemaker Teams.
Hostetler is a longtime member of Christ Community Mennonite Church in Schaumburg, where he found his call to peacebuilding. Amish and Hutterite communities across the Midwest areas of the United States see frequent visits from Hostetler.
Along with a strong Anabaptist heritage, with its focus on social justice, Dan relates to recovery cultures because he has experienced a miraculous recovery experience of his own and he has immersed himself in it ever since. As Hostetler puts it, “I am now taking classes for my CADC, and I am finding the wide variety of recovery options fascinating. I am so grateful to be entering the clinical side of recovery at a time when there are so many wonderful changes taking place.”
"As I've aged, my inquisitive nature towards the beauty that is buried in every single person has grown. I accepted this position in order that I could play a key role in unlocking the potential of each person who is burdened by the curse of substance abuse disorder, and intend to do my best to show them every recovery option that has a chance of giving them back their birthright to become responsible agents of their own destinies.”
Hostetler holds a bachelor's degree in business with highest honors from Ohio Christian University as well as an advanced degree in NonProfit Management from Chicago's North Park University. A raw vegan and avid motorcyclist, he supports a wide-range of compassionate, humanitarian, and animal welfare efforts. He makes his home in Chicago's Western suburbs with his wife, is the father of two adult sons and a daughter, and loves his needy, misbehaving dog.