Rev. Rob Gregson
Rev. Rob Gregson, our third Executive Director, serves as the organization’s principle link with congregations, volunteers, coalition partners and legislators in his capacity as policy director, chief administrator and advisor to the Board.
Prior to UU FaithAction, Rev. Gregson co-founded and directed SimpleGifts: Unitarian Centre for Social Action out of the Mansford St. Unitarian Chapel in East London, United Kingdom. SimpleGifts served over 150+ children, parents, elders and recent immigrants each week at their innovative community center and also helped to create and run a national social justice training program for British Unitarian congregations.
From 2000-2007 Rev. Gregson served as the first settled minister to the rural parish of the First UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County in Baptistown NJ. From 1999-2000 he served on a pilot program as the first full-time interfaith chaplain at the Boston Alzheimer’s Center. Prior to entering Divinity School, Rev. Gregson worked for 3 years in the early 1990s in the Dept. of Social Justice/Office of LGBT Concerns at the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston MA.
A 1990 political science graduate of Amherst College, Rev. Rob Gregson received his Masters of Divinity in 1999 from Harvard Divinity School.
Assistant to the Director/Outreach Coordinator
Clara Jenkins is our UU Faith Action Administrator and Outreach Coordinator. She is primarily responsible for keeping our website current, posting Action Alerts, monitoring and updating our FaceBook page and writing our social media posts. She also coordinates all UUFANJ Conferences and events. Clara resides in Summit, NJ with her husband, three daughters and Bear, the family dog.