The Rev. Edwin Pérez Jr. was ordained in the pentecostal tradition in 2017. Prior to that, served in licensed ministry since 2015 and had been in church leadership since 2010 in the Assemblies of God (Spanish Eastern District, USA) and Asociación Cristiana Emanuel (Puerto Rico). He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of Proyecto Encuentros de Gracia y Bienvenida UCC. Edwin created and led a bilingual worship community at United Church on the Green UCC, New Haven, CT, from 2017-2019–where he also led Faith Formation. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern New England Conference UCC from 2019-2020. Edwin attended Korsinos Bible College Seminary, has an Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Philosophy, Minor in Religious Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, 2021. Edwin trained in the Associate Coaching level with Coachnet and currently offers professional coaching services. He has coached with the Illinois Conference UCC and independently, since 2019. Edwin facilitates workshops/discussions around racial justice, LGBTQ faith, and Latinx spirituality. He is an itinerant preacher and accomplice for Gospel inclusion. Edwin has been serving Manantial de Gracia, West Hartforfd, CT, as associate pastor for discipleship and leadership since January 2020 and currently works for the City of New Haven Board of Education.