Heather Harriss, Pastor of Congregational Care and Senior Adults

  • Joined Belmont UMC staff in 2007
  • Heather is the staff liaison for Congregational Care, Senior Adults, United Methodist Women, Outreach, Contemplative Practices, Welcoming Ministry and Worship

Academic background

  • Princeton Theological Seminary, M. Div.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., English Literature
  • “I received my certification for Spiritual Direction from the Haden Institute.

Family life

  • Married to Michael Stephens
  • Two children, Daniel and Emma Anne

Interests and activities

Hiking, reading, dining with family and friends, traveling to new places

Places called home besides Nashville

  • Durham, N.C.
  • Indianapolis, IN

Reason for chosen career

“Wesley’s understanding of God’s grace freely given to each and every one of us”