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Samuel Keyes

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I come from a family of Baptists in central Mississippi, whose devotion to Bible-reading and teaching formed me into a person for whom no existence is imaginable apart from the Church. I graduated with an English degree from the University of Richmond and moved to Budapest, Hungary, for two years to teach in a public bilingual school.

I came to the Anglican Communion by way of chaplaincies in the Diocese in Europe (Gibraltar), and I was confirmed at an Episcopal parish in North Carolina, where I attended Duke Divinity School. Being an Anglo-Catholic, I found myself making connections in the Diocese of Fort Worth, where I soon entered the discernment process. I am now a priest of the Diocese of Alabama.

After Duke I was sent to do an Anglican year at Nashotah House. I was ordained to the diaconate in the summer of 2010, ordained to the priesthood in 2011, and I am now engaged in doctoral studies in theology at Boston College. My current academic interests center on the development of medieval theology in the 12th and 13th centuries.

My wife, Gretchen, and I live with our son in Greensboro, Alabama, where I am Priest-in-Charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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