meet the ministers
Rev. Nathan Hill
Rev. Nathan Hill was born and raised in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, OK. Nathan experienced his call to ministry while attending Cameron Campus Ministry and, later, First Christian Church. At both places, he developed his skills as a church leader, helped launch contemporary worship services, and connected with young adults curious about faith.
After college, Nathan participated in a year-long internship through National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C., which focused on urban ministry. After the year of service, Nathan decided to attend Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He graduated in 2008.
Throughout his time in seminary, Nathan continued to be an active member of National City Christian Church, helping to lead their growing young-adult group. He also worked with their evangelism team, helping the church think of new ways to reach out to their neighborhood. He was employed by the Capital Area Region of the Christian Church, developing and assisting their regional young-adult program. In addition, Nathan served as one of the founding members of the denomination's Young Adult Commission.
In the last four years, Nathan served as Minister of Church Life for East Dallas Christian Church in Dallas, TX. In that diverse neighborhood, he led the congregation in launching a new missional worshipping community, the Table, a Faith & Grief luncheon program in partnership with Baylor Hospital, Faith in the City pub ministry, and other outreach opportunities. Nathan also completed a three-year HeartPaths spiritual leadership and direction program.
Nathan is married to fellow seminarian Yunkyong, a native of South Korea, who graduated from Wesley with a Masters of Arts degree. Yunkyong is a gifted mother and artist who works to make space for children, spiritual practices, and creativity in the church. She's also a great cook!
Nathan and Yunkyong have two kids, Emily and Joseph. Both kids keep their parents very happy and exhausted.
You can read some of Nathan's writing (including sermons) at www.nathanjhill.com.
Pastor Tracey Perry
Pastor Tracey Perry is the Ministry Associate and Prayer Ministry leader at University Christian Church. She graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with an M.Div. Pastor Tracey's ministry and desire is to pastor, preach, teach, and be the Servant Leader God has called her to be. She is also passionate about preaching, prayer, and its power to change anything, and reaching and working with the youth to show them Christ, through action, words, and deeds. She enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs, and reading.