Reverend CJ McGregor
Rev. CJ arrived as the Minister of All Faiths in May 2017. Prior to the ministry, he held leadership roles in non-profit organizations in New York and Massachusetts. Rev. McGregor served as the Developmental Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches in North Palm Beach from 2013 through 2017, and also 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 on the Journey Toward Wholeness Committee.
Rev. CJ holds degrees in Education from Mater Dei College and Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School at Yale University and is Adjunct Professor of Ministerial Formation at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He is currently working toward his Doctorate in Transformational Social Justice.
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.
Born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains in New York, Rev. CJ and his husband Richard live in Cape Coral, Florida. Rev. CJ and Richard have been partnered for over 30 years and were married in 2004. They have two adult sons.
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 Communications Committee, is a Sunday worship associate, and actively participates in many of All Faiths’ committees and programs.
Director of Music
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.
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. Joseph has served our congregation since 2017.
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 development, 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.
Joe has served All Faiths since 2007. He arrived in Florida in 2006 from Michigan where he lived close to his daughter after his wife died. Joe grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and left for Ohio when he was 17. Joe is Native American belonging to the Apache tribe whose ancestors are from southern Arizona. For generations his people have journeyed from Arizona to Mexico seeking opportunities and warmer weather. Joe is proud of his heritage and is well respected by and a valuable member of our All Faiths family.
Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Wayne is the founding Minister of All Faiths. He served the congregation from 2001 through 2013. He retired in 2013 and is now Minister Emeritus.