Scott Rosenstein was born and raised in Miami, Florida, the son of a physician and a high school English teacher. Scott graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Florida International University, Miami, in 1979, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Following seminary graduation, he was ordained as clergy in the United Church in 1984 in SW Wisconsin.
Scott served churches in Wisconsin, western Pennsylvania, and in Euclid and Bedford, Ohio. He served as the full-time settled pastor of Zion United Church of Christ of Tremont from September, 1995 through January, 2002 – then returned in a part-time pastor capacity since 2014.
Scott is employed as a Community Organizer with Tremont West Development Corporation since 2002, working with residents and neighborhood block clubs on quality of life issues and leadership identification and nurture. He is also the Manager of Tremont’s annual Arts and Cultural Festival held each September in Cleveland’s Lincoln Park.
Scott enjoys gardening and reading, spending time with neighbors and friends, attending community events, and dining at Tremont’s wonderful, independent restaurants. Scott and his husband, Bob Bucklew, have lived in the Tremont neighborhood for over 20 years, and have shared their home with wonderful cats and dogs, including, most recently, Nico, a playful and adventurous Chihuahua-Terrier mix.