Jushin Morrow worked twelve years as a special education teacher serving schools in NYC and Connecticut, specifically with students impacted my mental and behavioral health needs. Prior to becoming a teacher, Jushin spent several years working as an actor in regional theatre. He has a B.A. in Fine Arts and an M.S. in teaching from Pace University. He is completing his final year of an M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling at New York Theological Seminary and NYZCCC. Additionally, he is a CPE student serving Orange County Regional Medical Center. Jushin comes to Zen practice from a background in contemplative Christianity having been introduced to Zen from the writings of Christian monastic, Thomas Merton. He is a formal Zen student serving as Jisha to his teacher, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison. Jushin lives in Warwick, NY with his wife, Rev. Jennifer Morrow and his daughters, Claire and Lydia.