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Points of Departure: Spiritually Ravenous

Tyler Sit

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In the video above, Tyler Sit (COM’11) talks about his path to becoming a pastor and about cofounding OUTlook, a ministry for LGBTQ students. Photo by Melody Komyerov

Even before he knew he was going to BU, Tyler Sit knew that he wanted to go to seminary.  “The call has always been the same,” he says. “To serve the world through ministry.”

As a freshman from Minnesota and an aspiring pastor, Sit (COM’11) found a spiritual home at Marsh Chapel, where he eventually became a Marsh associate and cofounded OUTlook, a ministry serving LGBTQ students. Sit says he has relished the many opportunities to explore his faith through conversation, whether abroad in South America or in his dorm room freshman year.

After graduating, Sit will pursue a master’s in divinity. He hopes to become a United Methodist minister and someday run his own church, something he’s wanted to do for nearly six years.

“My call to go in to the ministry has been especially strengthened by people who are really, really not Christian,” Sit says. “When I had to explain my beliefs to a fervent atheist, I became thankful that I could realize who I am and how my beliefs shape the way I see the world.”

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

Additional editing by Chris Maggio.

9 Comments

9 Comments on Points of Departure: Spiritually Ravenous

  • Anonymous on 05.12.2011 at 6:44 am

    You will be missed!

    Tyler,
    You started a beautiful journey at BU and will be missed when you leave.
    You bring smiles and inspire those around you.
    Wish you all the best in this next phase of your life!

  • Jordan on 05.12.2011 at 9:17 am

    Congratulations Ty!!

    That was fantastic; it was so great to hear your story! Congratulations Ty! I’ll miss you!

  • Celie on 05.12.2011 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations, Tyler! We'll miss you.

    Your leadership and contagious happiness have been a light on BU’s campus. I’m so glad to have been part of your community at Marsh, and I can’t wait to see where life takes you. Keep in touch. We’ll miss you terribly.

  • Anonymous on 05.12.2011 at 10:03 am

    An amazing person

    It has been a blessing to watch Tyler grow – even more of a blessing to have grown with Tyler. His ministry knows no limitations, no boxes. I hope the Church is ready for you.

  • Anonymous on 05.12.2011 at 11:22 am

    Tyler Sit is a fantastic human being who deserves the best life has to offer. And I also agree with him–it’s pretty awesome that this university supports the LGBTQ community in such an important way

  • Sarah on 05.12.2011 at 11:58 am

    I think *you’re* pretty awesome :) Come back and visit us sometime! We’ll be lonely without you. I can’t wait to see what wonderful work you do in the future!

  • Anonymous on 05.12.2011 at 4:42 pm

    You're an inspiration to all

    Congratulations Tyler! Though I don’t know you personally, after reading this article, I feel as though I do. You are an inspiration to all BU students, sending out a message to all: follow your dreams.

  • Anonymous on 05.12.2011 at 5:07 pm

    I feel so blessed to know you

    You are such amazing person Tyler and I know you will be an amazing pastor. Thank you for being such a wonderful role model in my life and the lives of so many others on campus!

  • CKGottlieb on 05.13.2011 at 2:44 am

    Tyler! So glad you got a spotlight on here. You’re wonderful, and I love you.

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