Meet Danny Profit, Jr.
Degree Program – Master of Divinity
Hometown – Chicago, Illinois
I was born in Chicago but spent most of my childhood in Berkeley, a western suburb of Chicago. I received my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Aurora University. Some of the things I regularly enjoy are spending time with my wife and son, playing and watching sports, reading about history, culture, and politics, watching documentaries, and catching up on the latest Marvel movies.
Why did you decide to attend seminary and Garrett-Evangelical in particular?
I believe God has called me to pastoral ministry, and after several years of wanting to attend seminary but not being able to do so, the opportunity came for me to pursue theological education. Garrett-Evangelical was my top choice for seminary because of the school’s ethos and commitment to public theology and human flourishing. I knew that I would be challenged, encouraged, and adequately prepared for parish ministry.
What are you enjoying most about your seminary experience so far?
I am really enjoying the community of professors and students and staff I have connected with. I have also really appreciated the authors and theological writings we have been engaging in my classes.
How has your faith been strengthened since attending Garrett-Evangelical?
My desire and commitment to a deeper spirituality and connection with God has grown since starting seminary. I have also been challenged to apply my faith in ways that are truer to who I am and that contribute to the work of justice and peace in the world.
Where do you see Christ leading you after seminary?
I want to pastor a local church congregation, either an existing one or a new one. I want to lead a faith community that loves God and people, is committed to our neighborhood, especially to those being marginalized, and that works for liberation, justice, and peace in all of our spaces of influence.