The Reverend Marcus George Halley is an Episcopal priest who serves as the eighteenth Rector of Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles (Minneapolis) as well as Missioner for Evangelism for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. He is also an adjunct Professor of Homiletics at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Throughout all his work, Fr. Halley seeks to make disciples, share the Gospel, speak the truth, and invite people to follow the compassionate way of Jesus of Nazareth.
Before he was ordained, Fr. Halley was a student and a chaplain, holding degrees from Johnson C. Smith University (B.A. History, 2008), Interdenominational Theological Center (M.Div., 2011), and the School of Theology at the University of the South (S.T.M., 2015). He is currently a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching student at the University of the South.
His primary theological interests include evangelism, liturgy, formation, and mission. Outside of Saint Paul’s Church, Marcus speaks and facilitates conversations around the intersection of race, sexuality, and faith. His work has appeared on Grow Christians, The Logos Project, Lent Madness, Forward Day-by-Day, and Thirty Seconds or Less. He is also published in the Sewanee Theological Review, the These Are Our Bodies series, and in the forthcoming book Dialogues On: Sexuality.
He is a theologically-orthodox, ecclesiologically-catholic, liberation-minded, socially- and politically-conscious, high-church Episcopal priest born in the North, raised in the South, residing and presiding in the upper-Midwest, and praying like its 1549.