June 2020





Pastor Eric J. Hearst


Eric Hearst has dedicated his career to social work and ministry, serving as an advocate and ally for students and parishioners of all ages. Dr. Hearst served as a School Social Worker for Loudoun County Public Schools in Northern Virginia and St. John's Community Services in Washington, DC.  Dr. Hearst has also served as a Field Instructor and Part-time Lecturer for the Master of Social Work Programs at George Mason and Rutgers Universities.  In ministry, he has served Oxford Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Flemington Presbyterian Church in Flemington, New Jersey. He has an earned Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership (Higher Education) degree from Argosy University and a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Howard University. Pursuing a shift in his vocation, Dr. Hearst returned to full-time study in the fall of 2016 and has recently graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a dual degree (Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation). 

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