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Born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains in New York, Rev. CJ and his husband Richard have a home there for a summer retreat.  Rev. CJ and Richard have been partnered twenty-seven years and were married in 2004. They have two adult sons.  Rev. CJ holds degrees in Education from Mater Dei College and Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and is an Adjunct Professor of Ministerial Formation at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He served the Florida UU Ministers Association as Good Officer or Minister to Ministers. Rev. CJ held leadership roles in non-profit organizations in New York and Massachusetts. Rev. CJ has served congregations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He served as Director of Religious Education for eight years in a Massachusetts congregation. He has served as a hospice chaplain and a chaplain in a forensic unit of a Massachusetts state hospital.

Rev. CJ served the denomination as Commissioner of the Commission on Social Witness and has served the Journey Toward Wholeness Committee. Rev. CJ describes himself as a theist with strong humanist leanings. Rev. CJ describes his ministry as pastoral, stating that he receives the greatest satisfaction from being in a relationship with congregants and offering care, support, and guidance.

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