Hunter S. Rhodes is a second year Master of Divinity student at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Hunter was raised in Memphis and lived there until coming to Nashville in August 2017. While in Memphis, Hunter received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English Literature from University of Memphis. He is excited for the opportunity, made possible in part through the generosity of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative, to be able to pursue a project at the intersection of his passions: woodworking, history, ethics, language, and social justice. Through these intersections of interest, he hopes to demonstrate that our history as Americans, especially for those of us in the South, is quite murky, but through the uncovering of stories of past and present people who made a way out of no way, we can have hope for a more just and equitable future. When Hunter is not researching, you can find him either in his own shop building furniture and other wooden items or spending time with his wife, Kalie, and his cat, Stella. Wherever you may encounter him, Hunter hopes that he, in all areas, can live out the call of Micah 6:8: do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.