Scott Hill arrived here at Aspinwall Presbyterian in December of 2016, having previously served, in twenty-six years of ministry, in Presbyterian mission in the Middle East, and pastorates in New York, Illinois and Indiana. He sees a key part of his role to be helping the congregation connect with its community in new ways, and is delighted by the children and youth at the church.
Scott grew up in Milwaukee, went to Michigan State University (biochemistry) and San Francisco Theological Seminary, and has served the church overseas in Egypt and Morocco. He continues connections with the Middle East and has been active in interfaith dialogue, especially between Christians and Muslims. He is always happy for a chance to practice his Arabic.
In ministry, he has felt particularly called to lead people into local mission; to build bridges between different cultures, faiths and viewpoints; to bring together arts and spirituality; to celebrate God’s Creation; to help people see their daily life as ministry; and to involve children and youth in worship. Among the gifts Scott loves to use are worship planning, storytelling, active listening, and helping congregations focus. He has played a leadership role in several presbyteries, serving as moderator of Ohio Valley Presbytery (in Indiana).
Scott and his wife Candace love theatre, movies, books and the woods. They share their home with the world’s sweetest dog, a yellow lab mix named Django.