Wes Magruder is an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church serving in the North Texas Conference.
Originally born in Dallas, Texas, he left as soon as possible to attend school in southern California with dreams to become the next Martin Scorcese. God appeared to him in a vision and told him that the real future was in the United Methodist Church, so Wes agreed to become a preacher. He earned a Master of Divinity at Perkins, a Doctor of Ministry at Brite, and Doctor of Reality Bites from Valley View United Methodist Church, his first appointment.
Magruder serves as Director of Missional Community Development for The People of New Day, a growing network of missional micro-communities that are based on neo-monasticism. As an outgrowth of his work with New Day, he created Project Daraja, which provides bridge support for refugees living in the Dallas area as they work toward citizenship and self-sufficiency. Learn more about the Missional Wisdom Foundation.
He has served appointments in suburban London and suburban Dallas, as well as missionary service in Cameroon, West Africa for four years, where he learned the fine art of off-roading and French-speaking. Read more . . .
Everywhere he goes, four fine women have followed him around. Leah, his wife, runs a Kumon franchise. Oldest daughter, Rachel, is somewhere else in the world at any given moment. Middle child, Chloe, is attempting to set a record for number of text messages sent in one month. And youngest daughter, Mallory, is planning her world takeover.
Wes likes to make amateur videos, read NT Wright, attend Radiohead concerts, watch the Texas Rangers and Frisco Roughriders, mentor refugee families, and cook Indian food.
This blog is his personal manifesto for his ministry in the church. If you like it, follow along, and raise your fist in solidarity.