The Rev. Dr. J. Carl Gregg (D.Min., D.A.S.D., M.Div., B.A.) is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland.
A native of Florence, South Carolina, Carl is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy in 2000. In 2003, he graduated from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, having earned a Masters of Divinity. For the next seven years, Carl served as the associate pastor at Northminster Church in Monroe, Louisiana. Then for two he served as the pastor of Broadview Church in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, an inclusive, open-minded congregation with progressive values.
In 2009, he completed his training as a spiritual director through the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary. And in 2012, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from the same institution. He is currently in the process of revising his dissertation, “Practicing Communion in Progressive, Free Church Congregations,” into a popularized form for publication. He has also taught “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible” as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Carl lives with his wife Magin LaSov Gregg in Frederick, Maryland. They have three cats (Pepper Poe, Kol Nidre, and Shamash Chaim) and two dogs (Dobby Templeton and Scout “Boo Radley”).
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