The Reverend Dr. Jule M. Nyhuis began as interim pastor February 21 , 2017 and was installed as pastor June 10, 2018. Jule holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Valparaiso University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree (in Gospel and Culture) from Columbia Theological Seminary of Decatur, GA. Jule has over twenty years of experience in a variety of solo pastor and associate pastor positions (including 8 years in specialized ministry with Children & Their Families and 9 years in guiding congregations through ministry transitions). Jule has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Haden Institute, a Certificate in Jungian Dream Work from the Haden Institute, and is a board Certified Healing Touch Practitioner through Healing Beyond Borders. She enjoys teaching, preaching, and journeying with others in the life of faith. An avid reader and gardener; she finds herself rejuvenated through time alone in nature, walks with her toy poodle Rufus, and great conversations with close friends and family. She is excited to be a part of the Hillwood church community!