Meet Our Pastor, Rev. Jim Burklo
Rev. Jim Burklo is the pastor of the United Church of Christ of Simi Valley, CA. He also serves as the Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting, which is now organizing ZOE, a national network of progressive Christian ministries at colleges and universities. He is the founder of Souljourning.org, providing resources for families to nurture the natural spirituality of young people. He retired after 14 years as the Senior Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at the University of Southern California in September 2022. An ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of seven published books on progressive Christianity. His latest is Tenderly Calling: An Invitation to the Way of Jesus (St Johann Press, 2021). His weekly blog, “Musings”, has a global readership. Email him to get on its list. He is an honorary advisor and frequent content contributor for ProgressiveChristianity.
Watch Jim’s sermons at UCC Simi HERE!
A Word of Welcome from Pastor Jim
Dear beloved community: