Rev. Justin Almeida was raised in Las Vegas, NV and now resides in Seattle, WA with his partner Heather, son Tobias and dog Leia. His past work includes television news media and non-profit management. He served in the Peace Corps from 2007-2009 in Romania. He currently serves as a chaplain in Seattle for the Veterans Administration of Puget Sound and Harborview Medical Center.
He has a Bachelors of Arts in philosophy and theology from the University of San Diego and a Master of Divinity from Seattle University.
He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister affiliated with University Unitarian Church in Seattle WA. He specializes in palliative care/hospice, mental health, trauma and crisis response.
He has a passion for restorative justice, social equity and public theology. He volunteers with multiple justice causes, providing trauma informed spiritual care and counseling at protests, trainings and other events.
Justin has a black belt in Shaolin Kempo and enjoys spicy food, strong coffee, and craft beers & spirits. When not partnering, parenting, working and studying, he is an amateur home brewer and coffee roaster.