Editor’s note: As the Christian landscape changes, leaders must ask and answer a new question: What’s the future of denominations? This video is part of an occasional series that offers the thoughts of people across American Christianity on this vital issue. To see the entire series, click here.

Jim Antal is the United Church of Christ's Massachusetts conference minister and president, a position he has held since 2006.

Before his election to this post, Antal was pastor of churches in Ohio and Massachusetts, where he established a reputation for providing a public voice on peace and justice issues.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and a doctor of ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School, where he won an award for his work in promoting Jewish-Christian dialogue.