Mawethu Ncaca recently completed a chaplain residency at Duke University Hospital. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he did a Master of Philosophy (Religion and Culture) at Stellenbosch University. Mawethu and his spouse (LisaNoelle) and eleven and nine-year-old sons, moved to North Carolina five years ago to be closer to his wife’s family. His in-laws are recent Yankee transplants to North Carolina. In addition to being a brother, son and Episcopalian postulant, Mawethu enjoys spending his spare time running marathons and coaching his sons’ soccer team.
My pastoral and theological approach to this new initiative is that of a learner, wanting to learn new ways of being a leader of God’s people. What does it mean to be a ‘learner-priest’ in this new normal? How can I be a learner post-covid 19, as we consider its impact on two of the Lord’s sacraments, Eucharist and Baptism?