September 8, 2014
Meggie Rodgers, fourth year Seattle University Master of Divinity student, joins Plymouth this fall. After completing 12 years in the Army Reserves and two deployments to Iraq, Rodgers feels called to support troops who are returning home.
Growing up what she calls as ‘blue collar Protestant’ in Pennsylvania, she realized her life’s work as a chaplain soon after her second tour. Rodgers moved to Seattle at her sister’s suggestion and decided to attend SU. “There’s not as much support for troops coming home as there is on military posts. My belief is that there are deep spiritual wounds as well as physical,” she said.
“Regardless of my political viewpoints, there are human beings with real needs.”
Reverend Brandon Durán said, “I’m thrilled we have a seminary intern coming to us from such a diverse background. Meggie has great energy and I love that Plymouth can provide an environment where people in seminary can discern their specific calling.”
An accomplished fiddler, Rodgers plays in a bluegrass band and loves to sew.
After graduation, Rodgers says she’s open to whatever may come next. “I don’t want to put limitations on where the spirit moves me. I trust the process. I’m excited about my internship at Plymouth.”-Janice Randall