New pastoral residents named

by | Mar 29, 2024 | Residents

Wilshire has hired Georgia McKee and Maggie Morey as its next class of pastoral residents. Both are set to finish Master of Divinity programs this spring and will begin two-year residency terms at Wilshire in August. The hirings mark the relaunch of the residency program after an intentional pause for evaluation.

Georgia McKee

Georgia, originally from Frisco, will graduate this spring from Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she serves as president of the Student Leadership Council. She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Faith and Social Justice from Nashville’s Belmont University, where she played NCAA Division 1 softball. Since 2022, Georgia has been digital communications associate for the Baptist Joint Committee, helping to lead the BJC’s Christians Against Christian Nationalism campaign. She and her fiancée, Sophia, will marry in June and move to Dallas with their two dogs, Dolly and Goose.

Maggie Morey

Maggie grew up in High Point, North Carolina, and will complete her Master of Divinity degree this spring at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. At Duke, she pursued certificates in Baptist studies and food, faith and environmental justice. Maggie also served as a ministerial intern at Durham’s Emmaus Way Church. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Maggie will come to Wilshire’s resident row with her husband, Jonathan, and their cat, Maple.

Charlie Fuller, director of Pathways to Ministry, said: “The Pathways Committee and I couldn’t be more excited to announce these two outstanding young ministers as Wilshire’s next pastoral residents. Timothy [Peoples] had in-person and phone visits with a host of seminarians across the country. Between his hard recruiting work and the rich, long and well-known history and tradition of the Pathways program, we were able to put together an outstanding pool of candidates.”

Wilshire’s pastoral residency program began in 2002 and now counts 40 alumni serving around the U.S. and overseas.