With great joy and unity of spirit, the FBC Search Team is excited to introduce the Rev. Natalie Webb as our new Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation & Outreach. After reviewing many applications and conducting multiple Skype and in-person interviews, the Search Team was enthusiastic about Natalie’s thoughtfulness, experience, and theological approach to ministry. While the process was lengthier than anyone anticipated, the team is convinced the Spirit saved the best for last. Immediately after her interview in Worcester, the Search Team made a recommendation to the Human Resources Team who unanimously approved their recommendation.
Rev. Natalie Webb is a life-long Texan who comes to us from Covenant Baptist Church in San Antonio, where she’s served as lead pastor for the past two years. She is a graduate of Truett Theological Seminary and is currently a doctoral candidate in Baylor University’s religion department, where she studies the writings of the Apostle Paul and is writing her dissertation on 1 Corinthians 15:29 and the relationships between the living and the dead in the Greco-Roman world.
Natalie has served in many roles at many churches since recognizing her call to ministry as a teenager. As a solo pastor at Covenant, she led her church in a plethora of ways including (but not limited to!) preaching, administration, planning worship, doing outreach, providing pastoral care, and planning and implementing spiritual formation and educational opportunities for all ages. She is passionate about holistic pastoral care, intergenerational learning and worship, and hands-on opportunities for all ages to serve and love God and neighbor.
While in San Antonio, Natalie served as the co-chair of the San Antonio Sanctuary Network and led her congregation in providing shelter for asylum-seekers from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Congo, and Angola during transitional times. She also helped plan and lead interfaith worship services and participated in ecumenical clergy groups advocating for things like affordable housing and quality public education. Natalie is devoted to supporting and celebrating women in pastoral ministry and community leadership and is the co-founder and co-organizer of the grassroots organization, Nevertheless She Preached. Their second annual conference took place last month, and FBC Worcester was a proud sponsor!
The best and most important parts of Natalie’s life are her husband, Brandon Morgan, and their son, Dominic. Brandon studies modern theology and ethics at Baylor University, where he’s also a doctoral candidate. He’s a brilliant scholar and an excellent teacher in addition to being a kind, loving, and supportive partner to Natalie. Their 3-year-old son, Dominic, is a beautiful and amazing little tyrant who is obsessed with superheroes and currently pronounces “Massachusetts” as “MassaCHEEZ-ITS.” (No one correct him – it’s too cute!) Natalie spends most of her free time pretending to be a super-villain with Dom or in deep conversation about theology and/or reality TV with Brandon. She enjoys reading (currently starting Toni Morrison’s, Beloved), listening to (and rapping) Hamilton, and doing her part to smash the patriarchy.
Join us in celebrating this exciting news in the life of our church, and be in prayer for Natalie and her family as they prepare to close one chapter in Texas and open a new one in Worcester. May their last few weeks be filled with life and gratitude and friendship, and may their next few years be filled with the same.
With joy and hope,
The Associate Pastor Search Team
Rev. Dr. John Minott
Anne Elise Domo (Finance Team)
Annika Dixon (Youth Min Team)
BJ Perkins (Outreach Team)
Stephanie Gaudette (Co-Chair)