AJ (He/Him) is the Executive Director of UU Justice Ministry of CA (UUJMCA) and an Orange County (OC) native. He has centered his ministry in rooting out oppression by developing deep and meaningful relationships, collaboration, and coalition building. AJ was a leader in the OC No on Prop 8 Campaign, founding board member of the OC Equality Coalition and in 2010 developed Progressive Interfaith Alliance. He has been pivotal in the creation of Co UU’s for Racial Justice and The Mountain Top: A UU BIPOC Community. He is also developing Bridges: A UU Network aimed at supporting small congregations and emerging ministries across the country.