- Chicago, IL
- Facebook: Morgan Gates; Twitter: @ChrysalisHills
I am currently in seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago! I have one more semester left, and then I will complete a culminating internship during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. After the Spring 2019 semester I will move back to Texas and join my wife in Houston. (And then start internship).
What brings you joy in your ministry?
Talking with people about where they have and haven't seen God at work, and what that means to them.
Who inspires you in ministry or seminary?
My friends and organizers, Rev. Erin Coleman Branchaud, Samantha Nichols, Maija Mikkelsen, and Elle Dowd.
What are your interests outside of ministry?
I love to read, play guitar, cook with my family, and hang out with animals!
Best meal you've ever eaten?
Any meal that has just as much - or more - laughter than food.
I grew up in Bryan, TX with my mom, dad, older brother, and younger sister. I attended Texas Lutheran University (Class of 2016) and worked for Cross Trails Ministry throughout college. My wife and I met at TLU and were married on December 14th, 2018. I identify as bi-sexual.
Did you always want to be clergy?
I knew I wanted to be clergy during an internship at a small church in Gonzales, TX where I realized that working in the church and ministry was not just a passion of mine, but my vocation.