About the Reverend Joy Perkett

A lover of people, I earned my Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity from Boston University in 2010. I currently serve as an American Baptist pastor.  

Standing with my colleagues to protest anti-semitism

Adventure is a way of life for me.

The outer adventures of my life reveal to me the inner adventures of my soul.

Writing reveals to me parts of myself that I have not yet discovered. Exploring plants reveals mysteries of community, growth, and surviving difficult seasons. Endurance sports teach me about the strength within.

The inner life of plants fascinates me. In my free time, you can find me visiting arboretums and botanical gardens. I particularly love the Arnold Arboretum, which brought me back to life after the greyness of the pandemic. (Read that story here. ) During this year’s cold winter, I kept warm by visiting the plants at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Their carnivorous plants enchanted me, and I loved deep diving into their inner life. I wrote a blog series on carnivorous plants here.

Scrambling up Breakneck Ridge

I enjoy experiencing adventure through my athletic feats. As a life time goal, I am piece hiking the Appalachian Trail. As a long term goal, I am hiking the New England Ultra 8, a collection of the eight endurance hikes in New England. On September 10, I ran the Ultra Trail Harricana 65K race.

It thrills me to trek into the unknown with my full life force.

On Flickr, I share the beauty that I see along the way. Check out my photographs here.

Yours on the way,

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