Relating, Creating, Transforming

About

Hello!
Thanks for checking out my blog; I hope you have enjoyed it so far.

Here is a little bit about me:

headshotDECKI enjoy playing basketball, strumming on the guitar and singing, traveling, learning language, or making strange and funny faces. I currently live in the NW suburbs of Philadelphia with my life and laugh partner, Maria Elena.

I studied Theater and Speech and obtained my B.A. at Northwestern College [IA]. This obviously encouraged and fed my “creative, performance bug” that never left me alone.

After that, I studied at Princeton Theological Seminary where I obtained a  Masters of Divinity. While at Princeton I was inspired to discover ways to mentor and empower young people to make a positive impact in the world–regardless of their faith background or lack thereof.

The arts and spirituality have led me to so many unique and amazing places like Mexico City, Cuba, Hawai’i, etc. I have encountered many people along the journey and will never forget how they challenged and encouraged me…and how they shared their lives with me.

Overall, I have worked with youth and young adults for nearly 20 years in a variety of settings across different faith institutions and regionally, nationally, and in Latin America.

I currently am a Special Projects Consultant for the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia.

I am an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.

And, a few years ago, I founded Relate, Create, Transform, a grass-roots organization committed to theater arts and interfaith engagement for teens, young adults, & organizations of all types.

rctransformLOGOWould you like to learn more and perhaps get involved? Visit here: www.rctransform.com

Meanwhile, maybe I will see you sometime if I am performing in a show with the dinner theater company, Without a Cue Productions, and hopefully you’ll have a good laugh and a great experience.

Or, you may see me at a mosque, synagogue, Sikh gurdwara, church, or Buddhist community, or Hindu temple with students–relating, learning, and building bridges.

Or perhaps we’ll meet at a hospital, school, or company where I am moderating a religious diversity in the workplace program.

But then again, I may see you in a church or school or at a retreat center leading theater games and creative movement for teaching and group-building.

Either way, you can like my Facebook Page.

Or, contact me: EMAIL

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Peace,

Josh

 

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