Mx. jo mosher
jo mosher ( they / them / theirs) is the Director of Faith Formation at First Unitarian Church of San Jose.
jo is passionate about the future of Universalist syncretism, as well as Interfaith bridge building in today’s world. jo’s Calling is the changing of hearts and minds to be more tolerant – through altruistic compassion for all the oppressed, through patient communication amid conflict, and though genuine connection-fostering across diverse identities.
jo is a nonbinary, genderfluid, transmasculine, pansexual Person of Color who was adopted into a white fundamentalist Christian family, and who had their life turned upside down when they came out as a young adult and were disowned. They survived coming out and living in the American South, and they have now also put themselves through two graduate degree programs – one in mass communication and one in interfaith bridge building for social change.
jo holds a Master of Arts in Social Change (M.A.S.C., 2018) from Starr King School for the Ministry, the Unitarian Universalist seminary of the West Coast, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of their studies there, they also took classes at other seminaries and sacred places of religious training and study at the interfaith Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
They also studied studio art and screenwriting at University of North Georgia (B.A., 2014), and Telecommunications and Documentary Filmmaking at The University of Alabama (M.A., 2016).
They are also a life coach, social justice activist, artist, teacher, speaker, musician, comic, writer, and filmmaker.