MTS ’17, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
BA, History and Education, Lipscomb University
Nathan joined the team in 2017 after finishing his theological education at Candler School of Theology, where he also worked in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for three years. In undergrad, Nathan double majored in history and education and taught for six years before going back to school. As a student and teacher, he’s traveled extensively and benefited greatly from the hospitality of neighbors and strangers around the world. For Nathan, admissions is the perfect opportunity to combine both of his passions for hospitality and education that he’s developed throughout his life. Outside of admissions, Nathan loves playing basketball, searching for the best tacos on Buford Highway, and hanging out with his dog, Haystack. He’s the very proud uncle of seven nieces and nephews.
Marie is the Enrollment Associate for McAfee. She joined Mercer University in 2017 with extensive administrative and admissions experience. She believes there is a call to ministry in every job, and particularly within an educational environment. Love, commitment, and dedication are very much a part of her approach in serving God and others. She is grateful to be part of the Bear family as an employee, but also as a student pursuing a degree in Health Informatics.
Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Marie is the aunt of ten lovely nephews and nieces and the godmother of two beautiful girls. She enjoys reading the Bible, listening to music, exploring nature, exploring the Atlanta farmers markets, cooking, eating (spicy food), traveling, dancing, swimming, and Zumba.
David Shaw, 2nd Year MDiv, Pastoral Care
David is a graduate of Oakwood University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Pre-Chaplaincy. His ultimate desire is to be able to counsel others and lead them in seeing how the Holy Spirit is working in their lives. His future goal is to be a chaplain, serving others either in a hospital setting or in the military. His focus at McAfee is Pastoral Care as he prepares to minister to people from all regions of the world and all walks of life.
Amy Hayes, 1st Year MDiv
A graduate of UGA, Amy began her seminary journey after 10 years in full-time Christian ministry. She’s an accomplished writer and budding public speaker, passionate about imparting a love of mystery, a discipline of curiosity, and a delight in connection through both the written and spoken word. At McAfee, Amy most enjoys spiritual formation and ethics. When Amy is not studying or hanging out with friends, you can find her practicing yoga and crafting.
Daniel Youmans, 1st Year MDiv
Daniel is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in public relations and worked for the UGA Wesley Foundation for two years. After moving to Atlanta and spending five years in the public sector, he decided to pursue theology and a career toward deeper ministry. Daniel is passionate about ministering to young adults and families and in bringing reconciliation among the church and the LGBTQ+ community. After seminary, he hopes to continue his work both in the church and nonprofit arenas.