Nathan Hays (B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Duke Divinity School; Ph.D., Baylor University) is Project Coordinator of Soundings, a grant-funded initiative of the Lilly Endowment Inc.
As he served churches in North Carolina and Texas, he developed passions for teaching in both the church and the academy and for preaching. In addition to his work with IFL, he is an adjunct instructor at Truett Seminary.
He enjoys researching the ancient Israelite and Judean priesthood, especially as it appears in the books of Leviticus and Malachi. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals, including Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Another article is forthcoming in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament.
Nathan is married to Lydia, who works as a speech pathologist and actively volunteers in the community. They live with two dogs and a cat in Waco.