Week Nine August 19 - 27, 2017

The Rev. Jonathan Dodson


Jon Dodson is the Chaplain of Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH. He is a native of Colorado and moved to Hudson in September of 2011 when his wife, the Rev. Jeanette Brodersen, began serving as First Congregational Church of Hudson’s associate minister. 


After successfully completing a year-long chaplain residency at the Cleveland Clinic, his first call was to serve as the Chaplain of Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio from 2013-2016. He has been with Laurel Lake since October of 2016. 


Jon has been active all his life in multiple settings of the UCC - from counseling and directing camps, to leading youth groups, and most recently serving as a delegate to General Synod in Cleveland and Baltimore. He has a passion for the transformative work of pastoral care and enjoys conversations about church history, spirituality, and global religion. 


Jon received his Bachelor of Science in Forestry Management at Colorado State University and a Master in Divinity at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.