Heather, a native of middle Tennessee, is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also holds a Master of Education from the University of Florida in Higher Education Administration and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Nova Southeastern University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Fort Lauderdale, FL. While living in south Florida, Heather worked at the University of Miami and then Nova Southeastern University as the Director of New Student and Family Orientation Program at both universities. For over fifteen years Heather worked as a student affairs professional in higher education focused on student leadership, orientation, transition, and retention. In 2015, Heather moved back to Tennessee to lead orientation and transition programs at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Shortly after returning to Tennessee, Heather and her husband, Daus, started their family, which ultimately led them back to middle Tennessee to be closer to family. Upon moving downtown, Heather and Daus began attending St. Paul’s in the fall of 2018 and knew pretty quickly that they had found their church home. Daus has attended Men’s Retreat, Cursillo, and is a regular in the Men’s Club. Together they have participated in Pilgrimage and became members of St. Paul’s in the summer of 2019. Their two young daughters, Audrey and Cameron, love attending nursery, Catechesis, and Parent’s Night Out programs.
She first joined the staff as the communications director in a part-time capacity in May 2019. Later that year she transitioned into the role parish administrator. Heather loves that her prior experience in coordinating complex campus-wide events with multiple audiences, leading a large team of staff and volunteers, while being administratively responsible for financial operations and strategic communications lends itself perfectly for serve in the parish administrator role.