Rev. Tripp Hudgins is an ordained American Baptist Minister and the Director of Admissions at American Baptist Seminary of the West. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond (1992). His seminary study began at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in Richmond, VA and continued at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL with an MDiv and an MTS in Liturgy. Tripp is currently working toward a PhD in Liturgy and Ethnomusicology at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and serving as a musician at All Souls Episcopal Parish in Berkeley, California.
Tripp has spent much of his adult life serving various congregations as a musician. He moved to the Chicago area in 1997 and has served as a musician at Holy Name Cathedral, St Peter’s in the Loop, and North Shore Baptist Church. Ministry for Tripp has included work in the creative arts, as a member of an intentional Christian community and retreat center in Richmond, Richmond Hill, and as a chaplain at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He also served as part of the pastoral team at Church of Jesus Christ Reconciler. Tripp is married to actress Patricia Austin. Their first child (EP) has greatly enriched their lives.