Rev. Dr. Nathan Hart was first called to Stanwich Church as an Associate Pastor in 2011 and became Senior Pastor in 2018. He graduated with a degree in Theology and Communications from Hope College in Holland, MI, before earning a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. While at Princeton, Nathan’s God-given giftedness for preaching was discovered, as he was awarded the Jagow Award in Homiletics. During those seminary years, Nathan worked for the chaplain of the NY Yankees and conducted “boardroom Bible studies” for Wall Street men. Through this experience, Nathan began to feel a specific calling to serve in the New York metropolitan area. His first call after seminary was to Brookville Reformed Church on the north shore of Long Island.
Nathan has served in many other arenas, including domestic and international missions, youth ministry, interfaith education, and hospital chaplaincy. Before being called to Stanwich, Nathan served in Manhattan as the NYC Director of the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS), which ministers to families in independent schools. This season developed in Nathan a heart for independent schools and he later served on the Board of Trustees of two institutions: The Stony Brook School on Long Island and The Stanwich School in Greenwich, CT. In the summer of 2017, Nathan also joined the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Hope College.
Nathan and his wife Nancy have two children, Riley and Evangeline.