About J. Barrett Lee

J. Barrett Lee lives in western Michigan with his wife and two kids.

Barrett is currently a layperson in The Episcopal Church and an oblate novice of St. Gregory’s Abbey, Three Rivers. He has variously worked as a substance abuse counselor, janitor, college professor, and pastor of congregations in New York and Michigan. He is currently a chaplain intern at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Barrett is an avid writer and has been published or interviewed by the Associated Press and featured in Sojourners Magazine, Episcopal Cafe, Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice, Clarion: Journal of Spirituality and Justice, Coming Out ChristianA Good Word, and Baptist News Global.

He is an ENFP on the Meyers-Briggs, a 4 on the Enneagram, and has Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is also an unabashed sci-fi, music, and theology geek. In no particular order, here are some of his areas of excessive interest:

  • Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who
  • Musical Instruments: Guitar, synthesizer, mandolin, bass
  • Jungian psychology
  • Benedictine monasticism
  • Anglican religious orders
  • Contemplative spirituality
  • Spiritual direction
  • Gregorian chant
  • Patristic theology
  • Anglicanism
  • The Daily Office (a.k.a. Divine Office, Liturgy of the Hours)
  • Mental health
  • Twelve-Step recovery programs
  • Favorite music artists: Bruce Cockburn, U2, Pink Floyd, Rich Mullins, James Taylor
  • Television

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