Tyler_Ward.jpg

Tyler Ward

Interim Youth Director, greater decatur churches
Director of Discipleship & Youth Ministries at NDUMC

Tyler wears two “hats” at North Decatur UMC. As the Director of Discipleship Ministries, he assists the design of our discipleship process. This congregation-wide task entails an additional specific focus on small group formation and new membership classes. As the Director of Youth Ministries, Tyler provides oversight and coaching to our incredible adult leaders (AKA “Youth Advisors”), who make our Youth Ministries possible. Our Youth Ministries has been excelling as we attempt fun, yet bold, means of supporting and empowering our youth.

Tyler's United Methodist to his core, originating from both Illinois and Kansas. In June 2015 he graduated with a BA in Religious Studies from North Central College (Chicago, IL). During his undergrad years he also worked with Rockford Urban Ministries and Urban Village Church (Wicker Park). In July 2015, Tyler moved to Atlanta as a student at Emory University: Candler School of Theology, where he's pursuing a Masters of Divinity. He's an avid hiker, a dedicated, though goes-at-his-own-pace runner and he loves meeting for conversation over a cup of coffee.