The Reverend Cary James, Jr., is an ordained Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist and has served in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. Rev. James was called by God from saving the planet as an Engineer to saving souls as an Evangelist. He currently serves as the senior pastor of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. He is a survivor of childhood domestic violence. Rev. James’ mission is to help hurting people heal and shares his journey of healing nationally and internationally with persons experiencing the practical, relational and spiritual impact of intimate partner violence. He serves on the Steering Committee of Governor Larry Hogan’s Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition and on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s Seeds of Security Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Network. Rev. James believes that through our collective advocacy and action, we will one day create a world free of intimate partner and familial violence.