Senior Spotlight: Sam Morgan

Get to know Sam Morgan.

Q: What is your major?

A: Math

Q: Hometown?

A: Churchville, VA .

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: During my first year at Regent, I made sweet tea for the first time and I didn’t know how to make it. I threw the tea bags in the water and I made it in a saucepan. I then mixed three or four cups of sugar in with the tea bags. My friends made sure to record it. Now everyone drinks my sweet tea; in fact, I used to go through like a gallon a day. sam

Q: What are your plans after graduation? The ultimate dream?

A: This summer I’ll be working as a caretaker at a summer camp. It is my tenth year at this camp. For the long term, the Lord has really confirmed I have been called to ministry. I’ll actually be the youth pastor at my church – Grace River. Even beyond that, the Lord has definitely put a calling on my life as far as ministry, specifically pastoral ministry. I am unsure of what that looks like right now. As far as the ultimate dream goes, if money wasn’t an option, I would go around and help people at church. I wouldn’t be so tied down and feel like I couldn’t give as much to the homeless community or help someone with their house. God has put more of a weight on my heart to do ministry type things. The dream would be to do what God is calling me to do right now.

Q: What was your favorite memory from your time at Regent?

A: My favorite memory from Regent has to be this spring break when we went to Atlanta on the mission trip. I’ve been on mission trips before, I’ve been to camp, conferences, and retreats. I understand the spiritual high that can come as a result of such things, but the trip to Atlanta seriously changed my previous actions or habits. It changed everything for me. The Lord taught me a lot about Himself through that trip. I can honestly look back and say that trip changed the course of my life.

Q: How specifically has Regent prepared you to be a Christian Leader to Change the World? And how do you want to live that out on a day-to-day basis? 

A: The biggest way Regent has prepared me to be a Christian leader has been outside of the classroom. The best preparation has been through the opportunities given to me by Regent like the mission trips, life group as well as the leadership experience I’ve gained through different campus organizations. Honestly, I feel like getting involved in the Regent community has prepared me more than the actual classes. The preparation for being a Christian leader has come through community and getting plugged into a local church. I believe the Regent community makes Regent what it is more so than the classes themselves. Including God in your everyday life is crucial to being a Christian leader. On a day-to-day basis, the way Regent has affected me has been through campus ministries, life group, church and the Christian community here. It has prepared me and nurtured me to set habits that will propel me to be a Christian leader.     

Q: If you could go back and change one thing about your time at Regent, what would it be?

A: There was a time period where I didn’t hang out with the best people. I learned the hard way that I was investing time into the wrong people. They weren’t bad people; they just weren’t the best influences. In the end, I learned a lot from it. I learned a lot more about friendship. 

Madeline Ferrante is a staff writer for The Daily Runner.