Report: Hillary Clinton is considering becoming a preacher
Hillary Clinton reportedly has interests in becoming a Methodist preacher.
According to The Atlantic, the Democratic presidential nominee told her longtime pastor, Reverend Bill Shillady, that she is considering "sharing her faith" with others.
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Shillady revealed to the magazine that Clinton had expressed interest in preaching at the United Methodist Church while attending a photo shoot for his book, "Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton," for which Clinton wrote the forward.
Clinton grew up attending First United Methodist Church in Park Ridge, Illinois, and remained devoted to her faith as she entered political life, attending Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. throughout her husband's administration in the White House.
The book, which Shillady said offers a "rare window" into the way biblical scripture shaped Clinton while on the campaign trail, contains 365 devotions written for Clinton leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
"Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she'd make a great pastor," Shillady said.
Shillady added, however, that Clinton is unlikely to pursue an official role at the Methodist church, but that "it would be more of ... her guest preaching at some point."
"We have a long history of lay preachers in the United Methodist Church," he said.
Since her loss in the 2016 election, Shillady said Clinton's faith has grown "stronger."
"I haven't noticed anything different, except that I think she is more relaxed than I've ever seen her," he said.