A graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry in 2007, Rev. Hersom was ordained in Albuquerque, New Mexico at First Unitarian Church and served as Assistant Minister until May 2010. He was then subsequently called to serve here at UUCJ. In November 2013, Rev. Hersom had to resign due his diagnosis of leukemia. Following numerous chemotherapy treatments and a successful stem cell transplant, he has been in remission from cancer since early 2014. Even with remedial issues that have made him legally blind and breathing with less than one lung capacity, Rev. Hersom continues to look to the future taking the gift of life, even this new normal he has, not only one day, but one precious moment at a time.