Dr. Jay, as many people affectionately call him, returned to our church pastoral leadership in 2017, after serving for 8 months as our Interim Associate Pastor in 2003.
Jay hails from Michigan but has lived in New England for almost 26 years. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, his Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and his doctoral degree at Michigan State University in Counseling Psychology. Jay has served in parish ministry for over 30 years including two settled pastorates of 8 and 10 years. Over the past 16 years, Jay has been doing intentional interim ministry guiding 4 churches through the transition time in between settled pastors in Storrs and North Madison, Connecticut, Keene, New Hampshire and most recently in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Jay is a single father of four grown children and recently became a grandfather for the first time. Jay’s daughter Jessica and his grandson Liam are currently living with him in Storrs.