Durango Jenkins is one of our two seminarians doing contextual ministry with Grace for the 2022-23 school year. Durango will do an intensive month with us this summer, before the school year begins. (Our other seminarian, Jeffrey Hiam, will join us in September).
Durango Jenkins is a rising Middler at Virginia Theological Seminary and Postulant for Holy Orders from the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. He is excited to serve as a seminarian at Grace Episcopal after witnessing their commitment to drawing on our historical faith to encounter Jesus in our everyday lives.
Prior to coming to seminary, Durango attended St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, CO where he served in the choir and helped establish the St. Jude’s Guild, a 20s and 30s ministry named after the patron saint for lost causes. Additionally, he served on the board for the Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry at CU Boulder and the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center in Denver, and helped plan the consecration of the Bishop of Colorado. He believes firmly that the Christian life is founded on an intimate and sacramental relationship with Jesus Christ through the tradition and liturgy of our Church, which calls us to a deeper relationship with God, our neighbors, and creation.
Durango earned his B.A. in English Literature with a Minor in Theatre (he has many opinions on Victorian prose and the works of Gilbert and Sullivan) and worked at the University of Colorado Foundation before moving to Virginia. Durango met his husband, Keith, in college through Lutheran Campus Ministries. Both native Coloradans, they love to hike, make music, and cook.