Tray Light has joined the staff of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia, as minister to youth. A graduate of Virginia Episcopal School, Light finished a Bachelor of Arts in history at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. Prior to his work at St. John’s, he worked for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) in Virginia, managing and training employees and volunteers, running one of the organization’s warehouses and assisting with Rise Against Hunger events.
Light is no stranger to youth ministry in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. He grew up Episcopalian in Lynchburg and attended Youth at Council from 2002 through 2006. In 2006 he attended the 75th General Convention as the Province III member of the General Convention Official Youth Presence. He attended 76th General Convention as an alternate for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. He is currently a postulant for holy orders and studied for a year at the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee.