Reverend CJ McGregor
Born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains in New York, Rev. CJ and his husband Richard have a home there for summer retreat. Rev. CJ and Richard have been partnered twenty-seven years and were married in 2004. They have two adult sons.
Rev. CJ holds degrees in Education from Mater Dei College and Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and is Adjunct Professor of Ministerial Formation at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He serves the Florida UU Ministers Association as Good Officer or Minister to Ministers.
Prior to the ministry, Rev. CJ held leadership roles in non-profit organizations in New York and Massachusetts. Rev. McGregor most served as the Developmental Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches in North Palm Beach from 2013 through 2017. Rev. CJ has served congregations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He served as Director of Religious Education for eight years in a Massachusetts congregation. He has served as a hospice chaplain and a chaplain in a forensic unit of a Massachusetts state hospital. He's served the denomination as Commissioner of the Commission on Social Witness and has served the Journey Toward Wholeness Committee.
Rev. CJ describes himself as a theist with strong humanist leanings. That is, he feels held by something greater and believes we can save ourselves if we are committed to love and justice. He holds the freedom of belief dear and teaches that we all have a place at the table and encourages Unitarian Universalists to walk the talk by welcoming everyone regardless of beliefs.
Rev. CJ describes his ministry as pastoral, stating that he receives the greatest satisfaction from being in relationship with congregants and offering care, support, and guidance.
After a 30-year career in the New York legal community, Regina relocated to Fort Myers in 2009, where she currently works as the congregational administrator for All Faiths Unitarian Congregation. Her experience in the New York State court system has given her a strong appreciation for legal justice for all people. Through her work at All Faiths, she has been able to actively engage in her life-long commitment to social justice and human rights.
Regina organized All Faiths’ Justice Ministry Network and serves as a team leader for Lee Interfaith for Empowerment (LIFE), an interfaith community-based organization that has successfully brought about systemic change in Lee County. Regina chairs the Communication Committee, is a Sunday worship associate and actively participates in many of All Faiths’ committees and programs.
Joseph is a performing artist specializing in Musical Theatre. Born on an Air Force base in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Joseph spent most of his childhood in Northern Manitoba, Canada. He recently relocated to southwest Florida this summer.
Joseph began studying the piano at the age of five and then picked up the trombone. He began classical vocal studies at the age of 8. As he entered high school, he was volunteered to fill some small singing roles in "A Christmas Carol" and immediately fell in love with musical theatre. In addition to performing, Joseph has always loved the visual arts, and discovered an interest in theatrical and operatic makeup design through a class at North Dakota State University.
Joseph is currently working as a music director at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers. He previously served as a church accompanist and musician for his father's church in Canada, and holds a BFA degree in Musical Theatre with a minor focused in choral/vocal music from the Challey School of Music in Fargo, North Dakota.
Director of Child and Youth Programs
Chantel, who grew up in Fort Myers, has traveled the world as a teacher, leader, and advocate. She has been a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club, for parenting teens and a Child Advocate within the Lee Health System. She was the leader for Civic Engagement at Georgia State University and for a refugee resettlement program.
Chantel earned her Master of Social Work from Georgia State University, her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida, and Advanced Certification in teaching English as a foreign language from Columbia University. Chantel has extensive experience with curricula devel- opment, outreach, and student counseling.
Chantel coordinates religious exploration programs for our children and youth, connects with families, coordinates volunteers and outreach, and collaborates as staff with our staff team.