JIM MCGREEVEY, an American Democratic politician, was born; He served as the 52nd Governor of New Jersey from January 15, 2002, until November 15, 2004, when he left office three months after admitting that he had had an extramarital affair with a male employee. Upon publicly revealing his homosexuality on August 12, 2004, McGreevey became the first, out gay state governor in United States history, even if briefly since he resigned almost immediately. Now of course, Kate Brown of Oregon was out when she ran for governor and was elected. And there is a possibility that the Presidency isn’t out of reach for Pete Buttigieg.
McGreevey and his (then) partner Mark O’Donnell regularly attended St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York, in addition to a local parish in New Jersey. At St. Bartholomew’s, McGreevey was received into the Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 29, 2007. He was accepted to General Theological Seminary, from which he received the degree of Master of Divinity, a requirement to becoming an Episcopal priest.
In 2009, McGreevey told the New York Times that he is a volunteer for Exodus Ministries, where he performs service to former prisoners seeking rehabilitation at the Church of Living Hope in Harlem, New York. In 2009 WCBS-TV reported McGreevey was continuing his training at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hoboken where Reverend Geoffrey Curtiss is the Pastor. Reports in April 2011 indicate that McGreevey’s bid to be ordained was rejected. McGreevey’s life after politics, his calling as a priest and his ministry to prison inmates was covered in a 2013 HBO documentary film, Fall to Grace, directed by Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.