In September 2007, the Rev. Robert Chase was called to be the Founding Director of Intersections, a new global initiative of the Collegiate Church of New York, the oldest corporation in North America, dating back to 1628. Intersections is an interfaith venture that brings people together in innovative ways who have divergent perspectives or life experiences in order to forge common ground and build outcomes-oriented strategies that address peace, justice and reconciliation in the world. In 2017, Bob retired from Intersections. He is currently a freelance writer and consultant based in Rockland County, NY. His book, Beyond the Comma; Life at the Intersection, launches this month.
From 1999-2007, Bob served as Director of Communication for the 1.2 million member United Church of Christ. He is an award-winning video producer with more than 100 productions to his credit. For 15 years, from 1982-1997, Chase was founder and President of Creative Connections in Media, a full-service communications company based in Rhinebeck, N.Y. His work took him from the northern slope of Alaska to the black townships of South Africa, from rural Chinese villages to the urban favellas of Brazil.
Bob is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He earned a Master of Divinity Magna cum Laude from New Brunswick (N.J.) Theological Seminary, and a B.A. with honors in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.