FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Rev. Dr. Joseph L. Trueblood, executive director of the Franklin United Methodist Community, has been named the Older Adult Ministries Administrator of the Year by the United Methodist Association.

This award was announced by the UMA prior to its 2010 Celebration of Excellence, where honorees will be recognized during their annual meeting in Burlingame, Calif., March 4-6. The United Methodist Association is comprised of United Methodist health and welfare ministries throughout the United States which includes retirement communities, children’s homes, family service organizations, and other healing and caring ministries.

Trueblood joined what was then known as the Methodist Home in 1991 as chaplain, after founding and serving a local United Methodist congregation in Carmel, Ind. He was later named administrator of the facility, and in 1996, became the executive director of the well-known continuing care retirement campus.

Trueblood and his wife, Sandee, will attend the 70th National Convention to receive the award and be recognized by his peers.