Julio Flores is the parent of two boys in Hartford Public Schools. He has served on the School Governance Councils of two schools in Hartford. Previously, he served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Banking and Finance from Adelphi University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accountancy from Baruch College of the City University of New York. He also attended New York Theological Seminary and the Samaritan Institute for Religious studies and is an ordained minister. Julio was employed in the banking industry for many years and served as Associate Pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford for twelve years. He currently does consulting work with the Office of Emerging Ministries of Metropolitan Community Church.