The Reverend Mary Julia Jett
Raised in the midwest outside of St. Louis, Mary moved to Montana after college where she served as a Christian Formation Director at an Episcopal Church running a college internship program, taught various parish classes for people of all ages, and supervised dodgeball games and arguments amongst Middle Schoolers.
In 2010, She moved to New York to begin at General Seminary and served as the seminarian and later priest at St. Mary the Virgin in Times Square. When she graduated in 2013, she moved 100 blocks north to begin a doctoral program at Union Seminary studying how people used the Bible when they argued in late Antiquity (Patristics and Biblical Interpretation). She also oversaw a worshipping community of Episcopal students, studied Talmud at JTS, and worked in various churches of the diocese including the Church of the Transfiguration and St. Simeon's in the Bronx.
For the last part of her doctoral program, she served in various capacities at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, most recently as the Interim Pastor and Vicar where she developed Christian Formation and Social Justice programs as well as oversaw the congregation. She received her doctorate in May 2017 and in January 2018 began teaching church history, theology, and world religions at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.