Jeffrey Daniels is an Emeritus Professor and former administrator at the Ohio State University. He has lived in Franklin County, Ohio for 34 years and is a member of the United Methodist Church for All People in South Columbus. Jeff has volunteered in faith-based programs at Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) and Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) since 2014. He served on two Kairos Weekend teams at Marion Correctional Institution, and recently led a Kairos Weekend on Death Row at CCI. He served as a volunteer in the Horizon Initiative at CCI (2014-2015), and more recently participated in “Stepping Up to Courageous Manhood” and acted as the primary facilitator for Life Builders at CCI. The Life Builders program led to the formation of Welcome Home for Life Network. Jeff has also served in as a teacher and support group facilitator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Franklin County. He was awarded the Charleta B. Tavares Champion Award for his volunteer work with NAMI. He is dedicated to serving those who are less fortunate in his community and State.
Thomas Scheid is the former assistant director/interim director for Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services, and has held numerous leadership positions at the state, county, and local levels of government. His private sector experience has included executive staff, senior consultant, and Board member responsibilities for several Ohio nonprofits. He has over 15 years of successful experience as principal of his consulting business, providing program development, statewide advocacy, and lobbying services.
Tom is a Founding Board Member of Welcome Home for Life Network, and has served as a Guide in the Life Builders program at Chillicothe Correctional Institution since 2017. He has also been an active participant in the Accompanying Returning Citizens with Hope (ARCH) ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus where he has worked on the design of their Accompaniment program, assisted men with their reentry to the community, and served as a Navigator at the monthly Franklin County First Step events.
Dr. Keith B. Holten, Secretary and Founding Board Member of Welcome Home for Life Network, is a retired Physician Executive. He has served as a Guide in the Life Builders Program at Chillicothe Correctional Institute since it began in 2017.
Dr. Holten is a Board-Certified Family Physician with over 25 years of experience in Healthcare Leadership. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and earned a Master of Medical Management Degree from University of Southern California.
Dr. Holten is passionate about the effectiveness of the non-profit business sector. He is principal of his consulting company, KBHealthcare Strategies LLC, where he advises healthcare organizations on operations, strategic planning, and leadership development. He serves as President of the Heart of the City Foundation and serves in leadership positions at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Columbus, OH, where he is a member. In addition, he serves as Adjuvant Professor at Florida Southwestern State College, where he teaches non-profit management and other courses in the School of Business and Technology.
DJ E Dumm, Board Member of Welcome Home for Life Network, is a VP within the automotive manufacturing industry with over 22 years of business and information technology experience. He has served on several non-profit organizations as President, EC Member, and Board Member with focus on Substance Abuse Disorder, Business Development/Innovation, Youth and Family Services, Community Improvement and Non-Profit Financial Management/Strategy. He has a deep passion for equipping others through values-based mentoring, improving aspects of local communities and engaging other leaders to accomplish needed objectives that connect people to resources resulting in sustainability and long-term growth.
Mark is a retired pastor in the United Methodist Church. He is an ordained elder of the Methodist church and served in four church appointments over 23 years in Northwest Ohio. He has experienced incarceration in that he served time in several county and city jails in Ohio before getting into recovery for drug and alcohol addiction. Mark has a compassion and connection for prison ministry and has been involved in prison ministry through Kairos and local jails where he was appointed. He was a part of the recovery community in both Lima and Findlay and served on the recovery house team in Findlay through Hancock County ADAMHS Board. (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services)
Mark welcomes the opportunity and challenges serving with others through Welcome Home for Life Network and is a guide serving with Life Builders at CCI (Chillicothe Correctional Institute) and is now also connected with the Kairos community at CCI.