Daniel Johnson, Storyteller
Daniel is a Storyteller based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born in the Rocky Mountains, raised in the Midwest, and relocated to the Northeast U.S. around 37 years ago. He has been telling stories his entire life, and assumed the title Storyteller about three years ago.
He focuses on stories related to issues of adjustment, growing up and aging, meaning of life, and healing in loss and grief. He also uses the art of story to explore questions of health, disease prevention, living with chronic illness, and quality of life.
Daniel respectfully tells stories from many different cultures, places, and times. His sources include, among others, The Brothers Grimm, Myth and Mythology, Sacred and Wisdom writings of various cultures and religious traditions, and pretty much whatever else comes his way that he thinks is interesting...
He tells primarily for adults, but strives to tell stories that are relevant to everyone in the audience regardless of chronological age.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (in Religion) from Temple University where he concentrated on comparative religion, Holocaust Studies, and issues of meaning in life. He also holds the Master of Arts in Religion degree with an emphasis in Practical Theology, and a Master of Sacred Theology degree with an emphasis on Contextual Theology, both from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
Daniel is a member of the National Storytelling Network, Healing Story Alliance, and local Patchwork Storytelling Guild.