Ryan Spurrier

Rev. Maberry spends this Divcast speaking with Duke Divinity alumnus Rev. Ryan Spurrier, an elder in the United Methodist Church currently serving as Campus Minister at the Wesley Campus Ministry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC Wesley is a vibrant ministry that has many students go on to seminary and is also a field education placement location for residential Master of Divinity students at Duke Divinity School. Rev. Spurrier has been leading UNC Wesley since 2015, and before UNC, he served as an associate pastor in South Carolina.

Listen in as they discuss what it is like to be part of campus ministry at a large southern university in the time of Black Lives Matter and during the removal of Confederate war monuments established during the time of Jim Crow laws, how to root the sense of home in your call to ministry, and the ever pressing tension between love of Duke University, love of UNC basketball, and love of Clemson football.

A variety of colors of glass have been used in the crosses, mentioned in this episode, that we share with our graduating students.

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