GWCD 2017 Dinner Host

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 2018

Save the Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Franklin county recorder Terry (TJ) Brown &
joel bradley 

Joel Bradley and TJ Brown have been together since 2002, and live in Columbus with their two dogs Molly and Phoebe, and their cat Felicia. The couple celebrated their union with friends and family at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Merion
Village in 2007. They were later legally married in Des Moines, Iowa in 2009. In 2012, they were honored to be the first couple to sign Columbus’ Domestic Partner Registry. Joel has worked for City of Columbus, the Ohio Treasurer of State, the Ohio Attorney General, and the Franklin County Board of Elections. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. TJ has extensive public service experience including; the Franklin County Treasurers Office, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and the Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk. TJ also serves as the Mayors appointee on the Joint Columbus and Franklin County Housing Advisory Board.He was elected Franklin County Recorder in 2012, and became Franklin County’s first openly-gay, county-wide elected official. He has presented to numerous organizations including the Columbus Bar Association, Columbus Realtors, and the Central Ohio Land Title Association. TJ is a licensed Realtor with 43 Homes.

Joel and TJ are supporters of Stonewall Columbus, Kaleidoscope Youth Center, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Lifeline of Ohio, Get Behind the Badge, and, of course, BRAVO. They are active members of their church St. Paul UCC and the Human Rights Campaign Federal Club. Joel and TJ were also founding members of UCC Pride, a group of Open and Affirming churches of the Central/Southeast Ohio Association of the United Church of Christ. In 2014, UCC Pride brought together 7 churches and over 150 members to participate in Stonewall Columbus’ Pride Parade and Festival. Joel and TJ are looking forward to a wonderful experience serving again hosts of BRAVO’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. They want to thank Melissa and BJ for opening their beautiful home to this evening’s dinner.

Joel and TJ are looking forward to celebrating spring at Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. We will be pairing a special wine or cocktail with each course. We want to thank Melissa and BJ for once again allowing us to host everyone in their beautiful home.



Spring cheese selections


Champagne Vanilla Glazed Ham
Pan-Crisped Deviled Eggs on French Lettuces
Herbed Potatoes Anna
Green Beans with Shallots and Hazelnuts


Chilled Strawberry Champagne Soup