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I am the Rev. Shawn Evelyn. I am the Interim Associate for Youth Ministry at St. James Cathedral, Chicago. As a transplant from the Diocese of Los Angeles, I have been in Chicago officially for the last two years since my graduation from Virginia Theological Seminary where I was a student and staff as a Regional Representative for Recruitment and Diversity. I live here with my wife Anna, daughter Yara, and two dogs, Ygritte and Frank. I am a purveyor of pop-culture and understand the importance of community and play. I learned this from taking part in improv classes at The Second City in Chicago and in games around the table with friends. As a former immigrant to this country and a Black man, I am blessed with the opportunity to view this world through a variety of lenses. Seminary was important for me and I hope it can be important to others.