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Meet Christopher Grimes


Detroit, Michigan

Home Church and Denomination
Scott Memorial United Methodist Church

28 years old

Year and Program
First year master of divinity program

Other Degrees
Bachelor of science degree from Eastern Michigan University 

Attraction to Garrett-Evangelical
I was drawn to Garrett-Evangelical for several reasons, but the reason it became the school of my dreams is the staff. When I say that the halls of Garrett-Evangelical feel like home, I mean it’s the same feeling I get when I walk into my parents’ home. It’s truly a privilege to be here; I love this place already. 

Personal Information
I love cooking and fellowshipping with friends and family. I believe sharing a meal with those you love keeps the heart open to the Holy Spirit. I am the proud grandson of a Garrett alumna, Rev. Hilda Harris. Considering my feet are bigger than my grandmother’s, I guess I will not be able to fit into her shoes. I love laughing with friends. I believe laughter keeps us young. 

My calling as I understand it thus far is to pastoral ministry. My passion is to help God’s people develop their relationship with our creator through Jesus Christ and the study of scripture. I hope to return to the Detroit Conference.  The city of Detroit is currently struggling in many areas, but I have faith that God has not forgotten the faithful in those communities.

My favorite thing about Garrett-Evangelical so far
There are so many different cultures represented at Garrett Evangelical. I am in love with God on another level because of the different theological perspectives shared by my fellow students.

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