Jordan Sillars and Nicholas Ziegenhagen
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Jordan Sillars is the managing editor at MeatEater, an outdoor media company, where he covers conservation, firearms, and American literature. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and he currently lives with his wife and three kids in East Texas. When he isn't stuck behind a computer, he enjoys pursuing squirrels, whitetail, wild hogs, and sand bass (but mostly squirrels). The Rev’d. Nicholas Ziegenhagen is the associate rector at Good Shepherd Church and the headmaster of Good Shepherd School. He has a bachelor of arts in political theory from Patrick Henry College and a master of divinity from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He was ordained to the Presbyterate in the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of Mid-America, March 2019. Fr. Ziegenhagen is the chaplain and an instructor at Good Shepherd School, a classical parish school in the Anglican tradition. He and his wife Sarah are the proud parents of five children.
We’ve recently started the annual tradition (three years going strong!) of holding a wild game dinner with our friends and church community. Each family brings a dish harvested from the East Texas area, and past menus have included crab, venison, wild pig, crappie, and, of course, squirrel. We tell stories about the harvest of each, and each family explains how the dish was prepared—from start to finish.