Rev. Dr. Nathan Hart is a pastor at Stanwich Church in Greenwich, CT. He grew up as the youngest of four siblings in a loving household in Holland, MI. His grandfather and great-grandfather were pastors, and his father worked for the church as a Discipleship Director. As a young child, Nathan felt his own call to Christian ministry, telling his second-grade teacher that he was going to be a pastor when he grew up. Following that early sense of calling, Nathan graduated with a degree in Theology and Communications from Hope College and earned his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. At Princeton, Nathan’s God-given giftedness for preaching was discovered, as he was awarded the Jagow Award in Homiletics. This passion for preaching would later be developed as he earned a doctorate in the subject from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2017. During his Princeton years, Nathan worked for the NY Yankees chaplain and conducted “board room 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 Church, Nathan served 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 now serves 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 and live in Greenwich, CT.