Grant Wildwright calls many places home. He grew up partly in New Jersey, partly in London, and partly in Wyoming. His family lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a beautiful valley that serves as the southern gateway to Yellowstone Park, where Grant worked for eight winters during college and grad school as a ski instructor.
Grant earned a BA in Religion at Middlebury College in Vermont and an MDiv at Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia, in addition to completing courses on learning differences at Landmark College, wilderness medicine at the University of Utah, and classical Greek at the Latin/Greek Institute.
Grant worked for the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole for one year as an intern and for four summers in various roles with their faith-based day camp for elementary children, “JOY Camp.” During seminary, he worked as the VBS Director and then the Acting Director of Children’s Ministries at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. A total language nerd, he also tutored other seminary students in Koine Greek and Biblical Hebrew. After moving to Little Rock, he completed a summer internship as a hospital chaplain at Baptist Health.
“Mr. Grant,” as he is generally known here, has worked at Second Presbyterian since August 2020. At various points, he has overseen the Children’s Ministry, Family Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Confirmation Class. In addition, you might well find him teaching an adult class, chaperoning a youth trip, or leading worship.
Grant is married to the Rev. Jocelyn Wildwright, the chaplain and camp director at Ferncliff, Little Rock’s Presbyterian camp and conference center. The Wildwrights’ favorite activities include exploring the outdoors, making crafts, and reading on the couch with their affectionate and playful tuxedo cat, Oreo.