Chaim José Rodriguez

Denomination: 

Disciples of Christ

Biography: 

Chaim (CJ) Rodríguez, is a queer Puerto Rican and an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He most recently served as the pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Nacional (Discípulos de Cristo) in Washington, DC, the only Open and Affirming Latinx congregation in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition to being an ordained minister, CJ is a trained community organizer and professional educator. Upon completion of the PhD program he aspires to become a contributing scholar within the theological Academy in the area of Systematic Theology and join the cadre of Latinx theologians called to educate and equip those preparing to serve the Church and the world.