Nolan grew up in the small college town of Houghton, NY, where his mom played church organ and his dad was professor of piano and music history. Nolan holds degrees from Houghton College, Drew University, and Princeton Theological Seminary.
After an earlier career in information technology, Nolan felt called into seminary in his 30s, thinking he might end up teaching theology or church history. Instead he discovered a passion for pastoral ministry, and since 2006 has served churches in New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, and now Kentucky. He’s also served on presbytery committees, campus ministry and pastoral counseling boards, and in social and environmental justice advocacy. Nolan loves to preach, teach, and lead worship, to build community, and to join with others in discerning what it means to follow Jesus in this time and place. He feels honored when people tell him the truth about their lives.
Nolan and his wife Aimee Moiso moved to Louisville in 2021 when Aimee became associate director of the Louisville Institute. Upon completing his Nashville church call, Nolan took an intentional sabbatical, a gift of rest and rejuvenation that he wishes everyone could experience sometime in their working lives. (It also gave Nolan time to do needed maintenance on the house they bought here.) Now he looks forward to walking with the Highland Presbyterian family into whatever surprises God’s grace may bring us in the near future.
Nolan's interests include music, aviation and space, photography, reading and writing, rich conversation, and exploring the world. He and Aimee find Louisville delightful. They have settled in Kingsley with their cat Grace, abundant flowers in the garden, and plenty of music in the house.
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