Rev. C. Paul Grenier


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Rev. Christopher “Paul” Grenier

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Currently living in New Jersey
Email: cpaulgrenier@gmail.com
                                  

Ministerial Position



Ordained United Church of Christ Minister ………………..…January 12, 2014
UCC New York Metropolitan Association

Master of Sacred Theology: Church History  
Master of Divinity: Theology……………………………………………...2004-2009
Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY

B.A. Philosophy and Psychology…………………………………………2000-2004
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT


Related Trainings
- Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 4 Units
       James J. Peters Veterans Hospital, Bronx, NY (Summer 2008)
       Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ (Spring 2010)
       Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan, NY. (Winter 2013)
       Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan, NY. (Spring 2013)
- Suicide Prevention & Community Crisis Hotline Training (Contact Crisis Hotline)
- Pastoral Boundary Awareness Training (UCC)
- Faith And Politics Dialogue Facilitation (The Riverside Church)
- Small Group Training (Union Theological Seminary)
- Group Dynamics Training (Marlboro College)
- Deliberative Dialogue Training (Marlboro College)


Relavant Experience  and skills in:
- Preaching & Liturgy
- Alternative worship design and facilitation
- Experiential education curriculum development and facilitation
- Teaching humanities
- Pastoral counseling and chaplaincy
- Working with individuals & families with mental and physical disabilities
- Advocacy for disabled rights
- Church evaluation, growth, and rebuilding strategies
- Computer technology & communications 
- Interfaith and ecumenical dialogue 
- Espeically experienced working wih Children, young adults, or people with mental illness.

Work History
Chaplan…………………………….…………. 20013-Present
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital of the State of New Jersey, Hamonton, NJ.  
Responsibilities
- Develop and lead daily spiritual group programing for patients, includes the evelpment of personalized curriculums.
- Provide regular pastoral counseling for patietns and staff.
- Designed and lead regular liturgy & communion services
- Take on the general responsibilities of any healthcare staff when interacting with patients in a medical environment.  
- Participate on Administrative and liturgical committees

Director of Special Ministries…………………………….…………. 2009 - 2013
First Presbyterian Church, Pitman, NJ.  
Responsibilities
- Developed and Supervised special, experiential, liturgical services and studies 
- Designed and led regular liturgy & communion services
- Supervised Youth Education, including expansion, curriculum & activities
- Developed and facilitated the Men’s Ministry program
- Provided pastoral care, home communion, and hospital visits
- Participant on administrative and liturgical committees


Young Adult Coordinator………………………………………………..2007-2009
The Riverside Church, New York, NY
Responsibilities
- Revitalized, organized, and led The Way, Riverside’s young adult group
- Supervised and led REAL, Riverside’s Emerging Artist League.
- Developed and led several adult bible study programs
- Created 8 day Holy week immersion experience, including ancient Greco-Roman/Israelite meals and worship forms.
- Wrote procedures and curriculum for interns


Student Activities Coordinator…………………………………………. 2007-2008
Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Responsibilities
- Organized monthly student activities and events
- Managed student activities budget
- Assisted with organizing major seminary events 
- Student Government Representative 

Research Assistant…..………………………………………………Summer 2008
Columbia University, New York, NY 
(Center for the Study of Science and Religion)

Assistant Director of the Connelly Family Center…….………..Summer 2004
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA 

Counselor & Nature Director…………..…………………Summers of 1999-2005
Camp Marcella, (visually impaired\multi-handicapped youth) Rockaway, NJ


U.S. World Student Christian Federation North Eastern Area Coordinator (2008- present) As a member of the Student Christian Movement USA National Board I am responsible for communicating with campus ministries nationwide that cooperate with the worldwide Student Christian Federation.  

Legislative Coordinator for the New Jersey Association of Blind Students (2007-present) Working with other NJBS members to dialogue issues affecting the Blind and Visually Impaired, and lobbying state representatives in Congress.

Co-Founder of Transmission: A New York based Liturgical Community (2006-present) Planned, facilitated and participated in regular services. Website design and pastoral care.

NY Metro UCC Representative to Germany (2010) Part of 12 member Education group. Independently stayed on to attend oberammergau passionsspiele, a once every 10 year community wide passion play 

Independent study in Turkey (2007) 4 weeks traveling across Turkey with a fellow graduate student studying early church history and ancient ruins.

Summer Bible study in Germany (2006) Traveled to Marburg Germany to study the book of Romans in its imperial context at Univ. of Marburg 

National Representative to Japan (2004) 1 of 12 individuals selected to represent U.S. for 2-week Japanese People with Disabilities Cultural Exchange 


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