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A Journey to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging

We are honored to have the Rev. Dr. Brandt Montgomery speak with us about his call to ministry and experiences as a school chaplain, and his key role in bringing to life a program that promotes diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging at Saint James School, an Episcopal boarding school in western Maryland.

00:00 A Journey to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging
00:00 INTRO
01:41 Being the Chaplain at St. James School
04:16 Relationships
06:10 Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging
11:08 Surprises Along the Way
15:51 Call to Priesthood
20:43 Being a Priest Who Happens to be Black
23:23 Learning from History
24:36 Learn More or Contact Brandt
25:03 St.Mark’s, Lappans
26:28 Thanks

Resources mentioned in this episode:
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Saint James School:
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The Rev. Dr. Brandt Montgomery is the Chaplain of Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, having previously served at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana as Chaplain of Ascension Episcopal School from 2014-2017, then as Associate Rector and All-School Chaplain from 2017-2019. From 2012-2014, Fr. Montgomery was the Curate at Canterbury Episcopal Chapel and Student Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Fr. Montgomery’s scholarly interests lie in the areas of American religious history, Episcopal Church history, the Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism, the Civil Rights Movement, and practical theology.

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