Hello! I’m glad that you found your way here! My name is Cody and I am a public theologian, writer, and preacher. I hold a Master of Arts in Theology from Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, Minn, where I now serve as Assistant Director of the Leadership for Community Project. I minister at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral as the Community Engagement Coordinator. In all things, I write, think, and preach about the intersection of faith, politics, and history.
I was born and raised in Montevideo, Minn., a little town of about 6,000 people on the edge of the Minnesota prairie. Nestled between the Minnesota and Chippewa Rivers, Montevideo is a place of confluences: agriculture and art, history and innovation, old and new. I am an Oblate of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, Saint Joseph, Minn., which is my spiritual home.
While I’m a Minnesota-native, I have a very sweet spot in my heart for New England. I spent a year living in New Haven, Conn. and fell wildly in love. As a friend of mine says with frustration, “Minnesotans don’t ever want to leave; they want to be born here and die here.” I think that accurate and, with the possible exception of New Haven, reflects my life plans well.
In my spare time, I like to knit, write poetry, paint with water color, bake, and watch soccer. I’m decidedly ecumenical, having been baptized by Lutherans, raised by Baptists, protested alongside Congregationalists, catechized by Roman Catholic nuns and monks and, now in formation for priesthood in the Episcopal Church.
Please be in touch! I’d love to get to know you.
Cody Maynus, OblSB