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Sorrel Virginial Hester, MDiv

Assistant Chaplain of Christian Life

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 108


Sorrel is a Christian chaplain at Macalester College and a newcomer to the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. They are drawn to Christian theologies and practices that center the liberation of all living beings and that explore what it means to live in right relationship with others. To that end, Sorrel discerned a call to chaplaincy while participating in organizing, movement, and healing justice communities during their undergraduate experience after seeing the need for meaning making, self-discovery, and non-judgemental presence within themselves and their peers in North Carolina. Sorrel operates out of the belief that social change is influenced in part by the breadth of choices individuals and communities discover when integrating and making meaning of their formative life experiences. They are interested in how inherited ideas about love and family influence faith communities, movement spaces and campus culture. Sorrel has created classes for churches and conferences where they have used poetry to explore what love actions look like when we come from various backgrounds and social locations. Sorrel earned a bachelors in Gender Studies and Peace Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They earned their Master of Divinity at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, concentrating on chaplaincy. They live in Minneapolis.