I am starting this group in the hope that there are others out there like me. I am a science affirming, environmentalist, marriage equality advocate, and also a follower of Jesus. The purpose of this group is to find ways to live into that to which Jesus was pointing: non-violence, justice, compassion, inclusion, welcome and love.
I am a minister in the United Church of Christ and pastor of an emerging congregation Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community. This group is administered by a new progressive church gathering mostly in the San Jose area of Northern California. We are progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience, who want to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love. We are an emerging congregation actively engaged in personal and social transformation. We are in covenant with the United Church of Christ through the Santa Clara Association of the Northern California Nevada Conference. We gather at the First Christian Church of San Jose at 80 S. 5th Street in downtown San Jose.