Jason von Ehrenkrook is a Postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Massachusetts, discerning a call to bi-vocational priesthood. He was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic but grew up in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia (with a brief childhood stint in Colorado). Jason has been actively involved in his sending parish, St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Quincy, MA, fulfilling a variety of roles, including serving as Vestry Clerk, as an acolyte, and as an occasional preacher.
In addition to postulancy, Jason is also Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research specialization is in biblical studies and related fields, including reception of the Bible in political contexts. He is currently writing a book on the use of the Bible as political propaganda by U.S. presidents. Jason also loves his work in the classroom and teaches a wide range of courses covering a number of interesting topics—Apocalypticism, History of Jerusalem, Christian Origins, Old/New Testament, to name a few.
In his spare time, Jason also enjoys traveling, reading page-turners, and hiking the White Mountains (his goal is to summit all 48 4000+ ft. peaks). He especially loves hanging out with his spouse, Rebecca, and four (mostly) adult children.