Huguley, Nathan - M.Div.
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017
B.S. in History, Belmont University, 2009
Nathan grew up in Middle Tennessee and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville for over 20 years. After graduating high school, Nathan attended Belmont University where he majored in history and minored in spiritual formation. He began his ministry while in college as a chaplain for a unit of World War II re-enactors, and this led him to explore seminary. He began auditing classes at Central while he was still an undergraduate student as a way of discerning whether or not seminary should be his next step. After earning his Bachelor of Science, he applied to Central Seminary and began taking classes for credit in 2010. He took a couple years off in the middle of his studies but came back to Central and completed his Master of Divinity in 2017. He was brought on the staff as the site recruiter for the Nashville, TN site in 2016 and also worked as the recruiter for the Doctor of Ministry program and the Women’s Leadership Initiative. In 2017 Nathan and his wife moved to Kansas so that he could join the staff of the main campus. Nathan did work with prospective students in admissions from July 2017 to July 2019. Then he transitioned to being the seminary’s first Student Success Advisor. In this new role, Nathan coaches, counsels, advises, and aids students to be more successful in pursuit of their education. He also facilitates Central’s Vocation Discernment Group for persons who are exploring whether they may have a call to ministry or faith-based leadership.
He was ordained to the gospel ministry by his home church (Immanuel Baptist Church, Nashville, TN) in 2017 and identifies his work with students as his ministry. He says, “I am called to connect the people who are called with the resources they need to fulfill their calling. I often walk with people in a similar discernment process I went through almost a decade ago–and in some ways continue to go through even now. It is a privilege to share that journey with folks and rewarding to help them find out what God is inviting them to do.” The most rewarding thing about his job, he says, is attending ordinations of current students or graduates, which he does as often as he is able.