Darren Wright, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults

Joined Belmont UMC staff in 2015

Academic background

  • Vanderbilt Divinity School, M. Div.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, M.A., Religious Studies
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College, B.A.

Family life

  • “Married Leticia in 2009. She is awesome. Like Jesus, she has radically changed my life for the better.”
  • Two children, 3 and 5

Interests and activities

Hiking, soccer, traveling, reading

Places called home besides Nashville

  • Paju, South Korea
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Columbia, MO

Reason for chosen career

“I love ministry with students. I can play games, sing Disney songs, and hang out at Fidos or Starbucks with awesome people. I can learn a ton from and be inspired by students who are filled with big aspirations, resilience, hope, and a desire to make the world a better place.”