Dr. K. Nicholas Yoda

Dr. K. Nicholas Yoda

Pastor & Head of Staff

The Reverend Dr. K. Nicholas Yoda grew up in Marietta, Georgia outside of Atlanta. He considers himself a "cradle to grave" Presbyterian (Who else would be in attendance at a General Assembly Meeting on their tenth birthday to bear witness to the reunion of the PCUS and the UPC?) where he attending the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta until he graduated from Seminary. Since his ordination on 31 May 1998, Nicholas has served as Associate Pastor for Youth & Mission at the First Presbyterian Church of Sumter, South Carolina from 1998 - 2003, and as Associate Pastor for Youth and Families at the Avon Lake Presbyterian Church in Avon Lake, Ohio. Nicholas also teaches as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Theology at Xavier University.

Education:

  • • Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy, Berry College: Rome, Georgia
  • • Master of Divinity, Columbia Theological Seminary: Decatur, Georgia
  • • Doctor of Ministry, Graduate Theological Foundation: South Bend, Indiana
  • • Ed.D. Candidate, Graduate Theological Foundation: South Bend, Indiana

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • • International Society for Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • • American Academy of Religion