Our Pastor

Meet Pastor Jason

Reverend Jason W. Coulter has been the pastor of our congregation since August of 2008. Pastor Jason is a graduate of Macalester College, received a Master’s Degree from Cornell University, and completed his Master of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary. Before entering the ministry he worked as a union organizer for UNITE, helping working people attain justice and dignity in the workplace.

Pastor Jason is active in a number of social justice organizations in Chicago, including the Community Renewal Society and Arise Chicago. On Election Day 2016, he served communion to voters outside of the church which prompted this story from the Center Square Journal.

Pastor Jason is a native of West Bend, Wisconsin and a life-long member of the United Church of Christ. His interests include cooking and grilling, baseball, and spending time with his family at the beach near their home in Rogers Park.

 

Some thoughts on church and the divine from our pastor

"Church is more than a place to go on Sunday morning. At its best, it is a community that lives and breathes with the seasons of life."

"No theological concept is more important to me than grace. The grace that we receive from God and the grace that we extend to one another are like water, we need them to survive."

"The biggest question Jesus poses to us today is not, 'are you born again' but 'what have you been born for?' I believe the best answer comes from the prophet Micah, who said, God requires that we, 'Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.'"