College Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
The Rev’d Dr. Marcus George Halley was appointed chaplain to the Trinity College and dean of Spiritual and Religious Life in August 2021. Prior to serving the Trinity College community, the Rev’d. Halley served as dean of formation for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut while also serving as the priest in charge of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (formerly Church Church and St. John’s-by-the-Sea) in West Haven, Connecticut. The Rev’d. Halley was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal tradition in December 2012 and a priest on the Feast of All Saints (November 1) 2013. Since his ordination, he has served in various contexts around the country including in parish ministry, diocesan ministry, and on boards and committees across the Episcopal Church.
The Rev’d. Halley concentrates his ministry and leadership at the intersection of his vocational and academic expertise and interests: Christian liturgy & embodied spiritual practice, reconciliation & social justice, and leadership development. Having studied in an interdenominational context, the Rev’d. Halley centers ecumenical and interfaith dialogue in his work, seeking to build bridges between various communities and empower diverse communities to do the work of collectively building new possibilities. Inspired by the works of Kelly Brown Douglas, Martin Luther King, Desmond Tutu, and others, the Rev’d. Halley sees religious practice as a way to shape a more loving, compassionate, and just world.
The Rev’d Halley lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his fiancé, the Rev’d Curtis Farr, and their dogs Elly and DuBois.
B.A., Johnson C. Smith Univesity
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center
S.T.M., The School of Theology at the University of the South
D.Min., The School of Theology at the University of the South
Proclaim!: Sharing Words, Living Examples, Changing Lives. Church Publishing, New York. 2020.
Abide in Peace: Healing and Reconciliation. Church Publishing, New York. 2021.