The Reverend Nathaniel K. M. Darville
Deacon Nate comes to Grace Church from Sewanee, TN. He and his wife, Rheagan, a lawyer, four year old son, Lawrence (Wren), one year old son, Julien (Jule), and lab mix, Nico were living in Sewanee while Nate was working on a Masters in Sacred Theology at the School of Theology.
Nate was born and raised in Upstate New York, the son of Assemblies of God ministers. He found his way into the Episcopal Church during his first year of college, and was confirmed in 2001. After college, he moved to New York City to work in hospital administration. While he was living in Brooklyn, he met his wife. Shortly before the birth of their first child, they moved south, eventually settling in Birmingham, Alabama. There both Rheagan and Nate became active in an Episcopal parish, which eventually led Nate to enter the process of discernment to the priesthood in the Diocese of Alabama. He was ordained transitional deacon on June 6, 2018 in Birmingham. God willing, he will be ordained priest on December 1, 2018 at Grace, Pike Road.
Nate has a Bachelors Degree in Classical Languages from Asbury College, a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Seminary, and a Masters in Sacred Theology from Union Seminary, New York. He is currently writing his thesis for a degree in Anglican Studies from the University of the South.
Nate is a student of history with a fascination for U.S culture, a diehard Mets fan, and a recreational long distance runner. Nate and Rheagan love traveling with their dog and two sons.