Jacqueline Renee Gay is a 2020 graduate of Mercer University‘s McAfee School of Theology, earning a Master of Divinity.

What are your plans after graduation?

I will serve on the Chaplain Resident unit as part of Chaplain Services with the Atlanta VA Health Care System.

What is one of your favorite Mercer memories?

Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes introduced the curriculum for attending the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference here at McAfee. The memories I have from attending three Proctor conferences 2017-19 and meeting the General Secretary Dr. Iva E. Carruthers, Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Dr. Katie Cannon, Mr. Bill Lucy and so many other renowned social justice champions are priceless.

How do you plan on changing the world?

By modeling the revolutionary love of Christ, one encounter at a time.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Stay curious.

What makes Mercer special to you?

Mercer is special to me because of the community within the School of Theology. McAfee allowed space for us to be the change we each want to be and then provided a community that can and will support us.

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