Drew Willson really does have two LLs in his name. He also really does have two children — a daughter and a son — but only one wife, Shea Tuttle, brilliant writer and theologian extraordinaire.
Drew and Shea were married in 2009, but they met as fellow musicians and divinity students at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Before moving to Atlanta, Drew had spent the previous year with the Iona Community in Scotland after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2004.
Drew gets excited about the gospel of transformation that Jesus announces at the start of his ministry: “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!” (Mark 1:15). After eight years serving as a United Methodist pastor, he celebrates having seen that our hearts and lives really do change in the church – even if it’s not always the way we expect or even want. Thank God it ain’t all about us, but God’s kingdom.
Drew believes that just about everything is soulful and sacramental in some way or another, including: communion, baseball, jazz, singing, sailing, the Chesapeake Bay, the Appalachian Trail, and songwriting. His debut album of original songs Inviting Storms to Town was released in June 2016. You can sample and order the album on CDBaby here.
In all, Drew is a work in progress, and he hopes you are, too.