Expanding Horizons

SOC 149: Action to Advocacy

Jordan Conerty is the Program Administrator of Maryville Adventures in Studying Theology, or the “MAST” program. MAST aims to cultivate thoughtful, faithful leaders for the Church and the world through educational programming. Jordan works closely with Church Relations and Campus Ministry at Maryville College to host Expanding Horizons, an annual theological education retreat for high school youth. He also oversees curriculum and events at the college in support of local churches, including leadership training workshops and February Meetings. Jordan also serves as an adjunct instructor in the Religion and Sociology departments at the college in coursework regarding poverty and homelessness, social justice and volunteering, and professional ministry preparation

Prior to coming to Maryville College, Jordan graduated from Augustana College in Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Political Science, and Geography. After leaving Augustana, he completed a Master of Divinity degree at Yale University and a certificate in Educational Leadership from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. As an undergraduate and graduate student Jordan worked with high school and college students in various capacities, including for the Boy Scouts of America as an Out Island Mate at the Florida Sea Base, as an AP Human Geography and Philosophy teacher at the Taft School in Connecticut, and as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Economics Department at Yale. Outside of his work at Maryville College, Jordan enjoys running, reading books that make him uncomfortable, listening to every genre of music under the sun, traveling home to the Midwest, and spending time with his wife.