Dr. Glory Jothi Thomas is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, where she taught Sunday School for many years and has chaired the Board of Deacons multiple times. She also has provided pulpit supply for many churches in the Presbytery of Elizabeth.
Dr. Thomas earned her Master of Divinity from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1992) and her Master of Theology in Christian Doctrines (1993) and her PhD in Christian Mission History (2002) from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Currently she works as an adjunct faculty member in the Philosophy/Religion Department at the College of NJ,
where she has worked since her graduation from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2002.
Dr. Thomas is currently enrolled in the chaplaincy program at the Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Hospital under the directorship of Rev. Dr. Annari Griesel.
She will graduate with four units of Clinical Pastoral Education on May 15, 2019 and hopes to obtain CPE certification in the Fall.
Having moved from her native country, India to the United States in 1990 to pursue her studies in Theology, Dr. Thomas has resided in the Edison/Metuchen metro area since 2000.
Currently she lives in Iselin with her teenage daughter, Beatrice and her almost two-year-old dog, "Cali".
Besides being active in the church and doing educational activities, she is also a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels and JFK Auxiliary.