J.J. is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (‘19), just outside New York City, and will be attending Boston University School of Theology in the fall. He is a certified candidate for ministry in The United Methodist Church, and has worked as the Children’s Ministry Director at Ardsley UMC, as well as the Spiritual Life Coordinator for Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. J.J. spent the 2017-18 academic year studying Biblical Hebrew and early Church history at Oxford University, England.
J.J. has spent the past four years preaching at churches and youth events, founding a progressive Christian community on his undergraduate 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. This speech was featured by the Huffington Post and NBC. J.J. has also been featured in Study Breaks Magazine, and the Sarah Lawrence Phoenix. J.J. is excited to announce that his summer 2019 tour, “Forward Together,” will be expanding to 30 cities across the U.S.!
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