Rev. James L. Stewart
Jim was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Northern Iowa. After graduation he worked and farmed for 10 years, during which he and his wife became involved in their local Presbyterian Church. In the midst of the rural crisis of the 1980s and in response to studying the Bible in their Adult Sunday School class, Jim quit farming and went to seminary at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Since his ordination, Jim has served churches in Wisconsin, Iowa and now here in Kentucky. He and his wife, Shari, have 3 sons and daughters-in-law, one granddaughter, and another grandchild on the way. Like Norman McLean, says in his book A River Runs Through It, Jim believes that “there is no clear distinction between religion and fly fishing.” Andrew, Peter and John would surely understand that before you can fish for people you need to know how to fish. Jim’s model of ministry is based on Ephesians 4:11-13, The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ.
Associate Pastor for Families and Youth
Born and raised in Central Kentucky Hannah received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Kentucky. Throughout her college years she worked and volunteered for her Presbytery's summer camp, Camp Burnamwood. It was at this camp where she first started feeling and hearing her call to ministry. Likening herself to Jonah however, she decided instead of going straight to seminary that she would serve a year in AmeriCorps after graduation from college. It was during that year that Hannah finally acknowledged her call and applied to seminary. She was accepted to The Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York where she received both her Master of Divinity and a Master in Sacred Theology with a focus in Theology and the Arts. During her years in seminary Hannah served as the Seminary Intern at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY. She also worked as a student chaplain at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester. After graduation from seminary Hannah worked as the Administrative Associate at World Day of Prayer, International while searching for her first call. Hannah received that call and began serving The Presbyterian Church of Danville on December 15, 2013.
Director of Music
A native of Knoxville, Iowa, Zach earned an undergraduate degree in music from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is currently a doctoral candidate in organ performance and literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he held the Marcella K. Brownson Fellowship for organ studies. His principal organ teachers include Dana Robinson, Laura Ellis, and Gregory Peterson; he has also studied harpsichord with Kathryn Reed and choral conducting with Donald Nally, Fred Stoltzfus, and Timothy Peter. Zach also serves as College Organist and Instructor of Organ, Harpsichord, and Piano at Centre College.
Christian Formation Associate