Daniel Herman is the Czech Minister of Culture and Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for KDU-ČSL.
He graduated from the Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology in Prague, where he gained his MA. In 1989, he was ordained a priest, but in 2007 he applied for a laicization. He was the secretary of Bishop of Bohemian-Moravian Bishop Miloslav Vlk, worked as head of the Archbishop of Prague’s secretariat, and between 1996-2005, he worked at the Czech Bishops’ Conference. In 2010-2013, he was the director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. In 2013, he joined the KDU-ČSL party and served as the party’s press spokesman. He was elected to the Czech Parliament in 2013 and in January 2014, he was appointed the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic.