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B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication: Samford University; M.Div., Social Ethics: Mercer University

Blake Tommey was born and grew up in Dallas, Texas, where he discerned a passion for writing, making music and spiritual leadership. He attended Samford University, earning a degree in journalism and mass communication and establishing a career as a freelance feature writer. Following undergrad, Blake pursued a lifelong call to vocational ministry at Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga., where he earned a Master of Divinity in social ethics and met his wife Lesley-Ann Hix. In 2017, Blake and Lesley-Ann moved to Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, where Lesley-Ann works with survivors of domestic violence. The next year, after a decade in journalism and ministry with high school and college students, Blake discovered his vocation anew in the classroom, where he teaches English, history and government. The Beekman School not only allows him to connect with students and form trusted relationships, he says, but to inspire them in becoming enlightened, compassionate and courageous human beings.

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