Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales
Conference Minister, Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ
The Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales is the Conference Minister in the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Before his call to Conference ministry he was Senior Pastor at the First Congregational Church of Chicago. Pastor Morales has contributed to the establishment and State Chartering of congregations and community based institutions including: San Lucas United Church of Christ, The Center for Community and Leadership Development, Latinas in Illinois, The First Congregational Church Pre-school and Day Care Center, the Sembrando El Futuro (SELF) youth center and others. During a recent sabbatical the Rev. Morales planned and established “La Academia Para la Capacitacion y el Liderato” to help meet the challenges of the UCC and Latino community in the areas of church and leadership development.
He has taught and lectured in a number of events and educational institutions including McCormick Theological Seminary, Elmhurst College and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.