College Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Chaplain Marcus Halley

The Reverend Marcus George Halley was appointed college chaplain and dean of spiritual and religious life of Trinity College in summer 2021. Before coming to Trinity College, Marcus served as dean of formation for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and priest in charge of Church of the Holy Spirit in West Haven, Connecticut. He’s the author of two books, Proclaim!: Sharing Words, Living Examples, Changing Lives (2020) and the forthcoming Abide in Peace: Healing and Reconciliation (anticipated fall 2021).

Marcus earned his B.A. from Johnson C. Smith University, his M.Div. from the Interdenominational Theological Center, and his S.T.M. from the School of Theology of the University of the South. He is currently completing his thesis for his D.Min. from the School of Theology of the University of the South. He has served parishes and dioceses in Missouri and Minnesota before moving to Connecticut. Marcus is originally from Gastonia, North Carolina, and lives in Fairfield, CT with his partner Curtis and their two beagle mixes DuBois and Elly.