We’re both a bit older and a lot balder, but it was great to see and catch up with the reverend Jake Bohstedt Morrill. Of course, he wasn’t the reverend to me back in elementary school. He was the platinum blonde kamikaze on roller skates at my third grade birthday party – and he wasn’t the reverend when we graduated from Bearden High School together 25 years ago – but he is now, and he’s also an extraordinary writer.

The reverend Jake Bohstedt Morrill holds a BA from Texas, an MFA from Iowa, and his Masters of Divinity from Harvard – and he puts all of those to good use as a minister at The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. I’ve been following his posts and writing for a while now, and am always impressed with his steady, thoughtful message, and that’s why I was incredibly happy when Jake wrote to me a few weeks ago and asked if I could help him create some head shots and portraits he could use in conjunction with his writing and speaking engagements.

Part of my duty with Jake was to help him convey different emotions he could attach to his writing. I think we did well, but I’ll let you be the judge.