J.J. is currently a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, just outside New York City, and is a certified candidate for ministry in The United Methodist Church. He has worked as the Children’s Ministry Director at Ardsley UMC, and as the Spiritual Life Coordinator for Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. J.J. spent the 2017-18 academic year studying Biblical Hebrew and theology at Oxford University, England. During summer 2018, J.J. had his first preaching tour, “Renewal,” in which he was invited to speak at eight churches in seven weeks around the state of New York.
J.J. has spent the past four years preaching at churches and youth events, founding a progressive Christian community on his campus, leading the Young Adult Ministries Team of the Upper NY Conference, and was a lay delegate to the special session of the General Conference in February where he made his impassioned speech for inclusion and unity, which was featured by the Huffington Post. J.J. has been featured in Study Breaks Magazine, the Sarah Lawrence Phoenix, and has a free YouTube Bible study, “Called to Love.” J.J. is excited to announce that his summer 2019 tour, “Forward Together,” will be expanding to cities across the U.S.!
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