Student Ministers


Hannah Allred 

Hannah Faye Allred is a second Year MDiv student at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She is working towards the ordination track within the Newton Presbytery in New Jersey. Her interests include adult education and pastoral care and counseling. Hannah Faye grew up in Texas and recently relocated to the Northeast with her husband and son a year and a half ago. Her favorite seminary class thus far has been Biblical Exegesis: Miriam, Ruth, and other Nasty Women of the Bible. She also enjoys cooking, exploring her new state of New Jersey and spending time with family.


Brian Ballard

Brian Ballard is a senior at Princeton Theological Seminary where he is pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. A Candidate under care of the Philadelphia Presbytery, upon graduation Brian hopes to enter pastoral ministry in the PC(USA). Prior to seminary Brian worked for two nonprofits, first as Director of Red Letter Christians then as Director of Development for Haiti Partners, an organization dedicated to helping Haitians change Haiti through education. Brian and his wife Amy met through their alma mater, Eastern University, and have been married for four years.


Joshua Narcisse

Joshua Narcisse is a proud native of Queens, NY. During his teenage years he became a member of Dunton Presbyterian Church, where he first began to the explore the call to ministry. Joshua preached his first sermon at the age of 16. At 17, he was elected to the Session of Dunton Presbyterian Church.

Joshua is a graduate of Howard University where he was a double major, earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science. While at Howard, he served in various capacities including Chapel Assistant President, chair of the Howard University Interfaith Fellows, and an Alternative Spring Break coordinator for sites in Baltimore, MD and Flint, MI. Joshua is currently pursing a Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. He will be entering his final year of study this month. Joshua is active in the PC (USA), he currently serves on the Committee for Congregational Ministry and Nurture and the 2020 Vision Team of the Office of the General Assembly.

Joshua enjoys a reading historical fiction, listening to new-soul and jazz, and the NYC MTA system, when it runs according to schedule.