The Rev. Edwin Pérez Jr. currently lives in New Haven, CT, USA and is part of a faith community called Manantial de Gracia, United Church of Christ (UCC), West Hartford, CT. Edwin was ordained in Apostolic Fellowship International Revival Ministries, as a minister and prophet for social justice. 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. He has been in Christian ministry and service since 2012, in the Assemblies of God and in the Emmanuel Association of Christian Churches (Puerto Rico). Edwin attended Korsinos Bible College Seminary, holds an Associate of Arts degree, and studies Philosophy and Religion at Southern Connecticut State University. He completed an Associate Coaching level training 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 racism and LGBTQ faith, he is an itinerant preacher, a pastor and advocate for social justice as well as gospel inclusion.