Jay Blossom was born in Long Beach, California, and raised in nearby Cerritos. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, to attend graduate school the College of William and Mary. Later he worked in the alumni office at William and Mary.
In 1994, Blossom moved to Durham, North Carolina, to enter the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke University. After a short stint in Indiana, he moved to Philadelphia in 2001, where he joined the staff of Partners for Sacred Places, a nonprofit that supports historic houses of worship.
Since 2005, Blossom has been editor of In Trust magazine, a quarterly publication for board members and administrators in North American theological schools, seminaries, divinity schools, and graduate schools of religion. In 2013 he was named publisher of In Trust, as well as vice president for communication at the magazine’s parent organization, the In Trust Center for Theological Schools.
Blossom is a member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, where he serves on the vestry.