Reverend Jason Cook Leads Fullerton's Unitarian Universalist Congregation to Success
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Jason Cook retrieves a navy-blue stole from a couch in his office. The reverend of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton regards a patch sewn on the stole that marks his 2014 ordination: "We need not think alike to love alike." When Cook sought to lead the church last summer, the very same quote greeted him from behind the pulpit, a sign that his seemingly unlikely path from gay Midwestern teen to a preacher in Trump times proved providential. "People want to make a difference in the world, especially right now, but they don't know how," says the 42-year-old. "Our work is going to be even bigger than what we're seeing right now."
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