A lifelong Presbyterian born and raised in South-Central Pennsylvania, the Rev. TJ Remaley entered ordained ministry in 2014. Prior to joining us here at Southminster, he served congregations in South Carolina and Florida. In addition to preaching, pastoral care, and administration, his ministry has emphasized faith formation, family ministry, and mission. He feels particularly called to the work of justice and advocacy, and has participated in efforts for interfaith dialogue, racial injustice, migrant farmworker ministry, and LGBTQIA+ equality.
TJ loves the connectional nature of the PC(USA), and is committed to serving the larger church. Currently, he serves on the Leadership Council of the Association of Partners in Christian Education, as well as on the Board of Directors of Covenant Network of Presbyterians.
TJ graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Technology Education, and a minor in Technical Theatre. He received both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. He also holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Patient Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2021, TJ completed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certification from the University of South Florida.
TJ and his wife Megan were high school sweethearts, and have been married for 11 years. They are proud parents of a joyful and energetic 6 year old named Layton. In their free time, they love to visit local coffee shops, try new recipes, explore the theater scene, watch Disney movies, and snuggle up with their two rascally cats Amos and Fiyero.