I write about moral and spiritual concerns – with political implications. Justice and Compassion are major themes, which are beyond partisan politics but which cannot be acted upon without making a difference in how our society and nation organize themselves.
The Reverend Dr. Jimmy Reader brings 50 years of pastoral experience and intentional interim and church conflict consulting experience to his work as a church consultant and pastor.
An American Baptist minister, Rev. Reader has also served as interim pastor of four Presbyterian churches and has consulted with over 20 churches, many of them United Methodist congregations. He earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry (M.Div., D.Min.) degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, doing his doctoral thesis work in the area of change and conflict.
Dr. Reader (who prefers to be called Jimmy) has published three books, including Moral Values (2004). Jimmy retired as the senior minister of the United Church of Pittsford (New York) in 2021, after 51 years of active, ordained ministry.
Jimmy is married to Rev. Joy Bergfalk (also an American Baptist minister and former pastor at East Rochester and York Baptist churches). She currently serves as executive director of the Coffee Connection, a nonprofit business working with women in recovery.