Young Ross Installed as Emory Dean of Chapel and Religious Life


Rev. Bridgette Young Ross was installed Sept. 16 as Dean of the Chapel and Spiritual Life at Emory University.

The Emory Report shares her story of growing up "bapti-catho-metho-costal" and beginning a career in the corporate world before answering a call to ministry. 

Young Ross credits members of Cascade United Methodist Church in southwest Atlanta as seeing her calling before she did.

"They would ask, 'Are you sure you're not called to the ministry?' And I would say, emphatically, 'No, I am not," Young Ross explains. 

That answer changed abruptly one day during a phone call with a corporate head hunter. "He'd called with a job offer and I just blurted 'I can't take it, I'm going to seminary,'" she recalls. "I don't think I even knew it before that very moment." 

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