Daniel L. Lincoln was born July 7, 1953 in Louisville, Kentucky and is the son of Deacon J. Bruce and Margaret M. “Margie” Seibert Lincoln. He grew up with three brothers and three sisters and attended church at St. Barnabas Parish. He received his high school education at St. X and went to college at the University of Louisville. He studied for the priesthood at St. Meinrad in Indiana.
Before being ordained a priest, Dan was ordained as a deacon and served at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Louisville. This service led to his later ordination to the priesthood on May 19, 1984. After his ordination, Father Dan served as associate pastor at St. Helen Church in Shively from 1984-1988, and then St. Raphael from 1988-1990. Father Lincoln also served as chaplain of Presentation Academy from 1986-1995.
He was appointed pastor of Mother of Good Counsel in 1990. In 1995, he was assigned to Holy Spirit Church in Jamestown, Russell County and Good Shepherd Church in Columbia, Adair County. He served these parishes until June 19, 2007.
On June 20, 2007, Father Dan became the thirteenth pastor of St. Brigid Church. His new parish was unclustered with St. Christopher in Radcliff and reclustered with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rineyville.
Before his arrival at St. Brigid, the rectory required some fresh paint, some plumbing repairs and new carpeting. One of the first acts Father Dan performed after arriving was the blessing of the new handicap ramp on the east side of church. The old ramp was too steep and had been replaced by Father Cousens just prior to his departure.
The church has had new air conditioning installed this past winter (early 2008) and the church debt is almost gone.
Since Father Dan’s arrive St. Brigid has grown to 404 families or 934 parishioners. Many improvements have been made to upgrade and renovate the parish buildings and grounds. Our annual Summer Event Raffle brings in over $20,000 each year to help with these endeavors. The cemetery now has an endowment fund and has seen expansion and beautification projects.
Father Dan is well loved at St. Brigid and we look forward to many more years under his guidance.