Rev. T.C. Morrow serves as Pastor of Public Witness and Ecumenical Connection at Foundry. A lifelong United Methodist, T.C. is firmly rooted in the Wesleyan tradition of the Christian family and has a passion for equipping people to put their faith into action for the sake of building up the kingdom of God. In her volunteer clergy role at Foundry, she helps people get more involved in justice ministries, both in identifying what they are most passionate about and the specific ways they might engage. She helps the Foundry community engage with other United Methodists and in ecumenical and interfaith collaborations in DC and beyond.
T.C. and her wife first joined the Foundry community in 2002 while students at Wesley Theological Seminary. Both cradle United Methodists, they wanted to find a United Methodist congregation that would welcome them as a couple and allow them to share their gifts.
While in college, T.C. served two summers as a ministerial intern with the former Central Pennsylvania Conference of the UMC. With these Summer of Service experiences and engagement in campus ministry groups, T.C. discerned a call to full-time Christian service and ordained ministry. Moving to DC in August of 2001 to start at Wesley Theological Seminary, T.C. was blessed to have Rev. Dr. J. Philip Wogaman, Foundry’s senior minister at the time, as a professor that fall.
While a seminary student, T.C. interned with Bread for the World and in her final year of seminary in late 2004, she started working at a theology and public policy organization. In addition to equipping people of faith to advocate for nuclear disarmament and respond to climate change, in her time at the Churches’ Center for Theology and Public Policy she staffed the founding of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) in 2006. In 2009 transitioned to NRCAT’s staff full-time where she continues in primary appointment today as Director of Finance & Operations.
With deep family roots in Pennsylvania, she spent much of elementary school in Garmisch, Germany and a year in Alexandria, VA. She then returned home to sixth grade with those whom she had started kindergarten in Perry County, PA. Attending four and a half years of elementary school on a U.S. Army base greatly shaped her worldview, particularly the diversity of fellow students compared to her almost exclusively Christian and White hometown. With her family she travelled extensively through western and eastern Europe during the waning years of the Cold War, and she loves to travel to this day.
T.C. is a Provisional Deacon in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. She holds a M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary and a BA in Physics from Vassar College. T.C. is the communications chair for the Baltimore-Washington Area Reconciling United Methodists, a group working to ensure the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the ministry and life of the United Methodist Church, particularly in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.
T.C. and her wife serve as foster parents with the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services. T.C. has a love of jigsaw puzzles, skiing, and science fiction. She and her wife love walking to nearby Lake Artemesia. You might find them walking with their cell phones in hand playing Pokémon Go or find T.C. on Discord arranging play with others.