Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay currently serves as the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, MA. An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of the American Baptist Seminary of the West (DMin), the Franciscan School of Theology (MTS), Golden Gate Seminary (MDiv), and UCLA (BA Communications). Along with 10 years of experience in camping ministry, Lawrence has served as a senior pastor, church planter, youth pastor, and campus minister in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native Californian, he is committed to a sustainable “ecological spirituality,” a healthy lifestyle, and a good run in the sun. He is the father of two vegan cats (yes, vegan cats), and although he is an ethical plant-based vegan, he will make an exception for an excellent drinking chocolate.