About Caleb Daniel Choate
About pages are for people with accolades and accomplishments. As a twenty-one year old college student, I fear that I have little to offer here. My name is Caleb Daniel Choate. I was born May 8th, 1999. I am a male. And I am a Christian.
I grew up in a Christian home with two loving parents, two trying sisters, a couple cats, and a handful of floofsters. (That means "dogs," for all you cat people). I suppose I have the generic "teenage rebel" testimony: when I entered my high school years, I decided to put faith on the back burner. Jesus had no space in my life, and I did not want to associate with those "church people." A few years later, however, I would become close with my church's youth pastor. He showed me that the gospel isn't something abstract. It's tangible and worth everything, and I saw that I wanted to participate in making God's presence felt in this broken world. The summer after I graduated high school, I canceled my tuition for the Cleveland Institute of Art, despite receiving the highest scholarship they offer, and applied to the local Christian college, where I currently attend. While attending college, I have worked at Pittsford Community Church, an evangelical congregation in a Rochester suburb. Here, I've worked in Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry for the past four years, and I wouldn't trade my experience for anything. Here, I've been given the grace to succeed, to fail, and to grow.
I consider myself a theologian. I am always reading, always learning, and always seeking to grow. Some of my favorite works are God for Us by Catherine Mowry LaCugna and Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans.
Someday, I hope to be a church planter and a pastor. I am passionate about marrying the various streams of Christianity in order to arrive to a wholistic experience of the living God. I am also passionate about ecumenism and unification. I believe that despite our denominational differences, Christians should seek and celebrate the unity they find in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, in our shared Baptism, and in our affirmation of the historic Creeds.
Welcome to the Crux. May the Lord bless you and keep you.