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New Interim Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care

This Sunday, May 20, we welcome Hillary Bergman Cheek as our new Interim Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care. Hillary will be with us for the next one to two years (as her husband completes a law degree at UNC). She will work alongside the program staff in the fullness of ministry at UPC with a particular focus on pastoral care and visitation. She will staff the deacons and Stephen Ministers and will bring her significant gifts for preaching to the pulpit monthly.

More About Hillary

Hillary is overjoyed to join the staff of University Presbyterian Church in May. She graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. While in Princeton, she served as an intern at two churches in New Jersey and completed a unit of CPE at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Hillary was raised in Charlotte and was called back to the area after seminary to serve as Associate Pastor at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Her passion for ministry lies in worship and pastoral care, and she is thrilled to be able to focus on these areas while at UPC. She finds inspiration in hearing and reading the stories of others, and bearing witness to the ways God weaves our lives and communities together.

She and her husband, Brad, met in Chapel Hill and are looking forward to being back in a place that holds so many fond memories. In her free time, she enjoys live music, traveling, cooking, and exploring coffee shops.