Reverend Monica Hall

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Monica is a native born Texan who landed on the Wasatch Front of Ogden in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Wayland Baptist University in 1998 and her Master's of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2008. Upon arriving in Utah, Monica completed her work as a board certified chaplain at the VA hospital in Salt Lake City. She currently serves at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden.

Beginning in 2016, Monica headed to Nashville to participate as a coachee in the first program offered by Vanderbilt Divinity School in peer preaching named the David G. Buttrick Certificate Program in Homiletic Peer Coaching. Her love for clinical work in chaplaincy and her love for preaching had fused into a program which immediately captivated her passion for both in one practice. She applied to the peer preaching program and upon acceptance knew coaching would be a part of her future ministry.

 

Preachers often choose continuing education programming for fellowship, rest, and tailored learning. The peer preaching program contains all of these things with an intentional focus on the homiletic event. Pulpit is a space where God is revealed uniquely through the voice of the preacher. When the preacher is able to hear her voice through the venue of peer reflection, it is a sacred and shared space of discovery, passion, at times a disruption to the norm, and ecclesiology at its finest. Embarking on this journey shapes not only the preacher, but will manifest in the listening event of the church. 

Certifications
  • Clergy in the Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Board Certified Chaplain

  • Certified Homiletic Coach 

Qualifications
  • Masters of Divinity from Austin Seminary

  • 2000 hours of clinical training/continuing education

  • 2 years of peer preaching training as a coach

  • 12 years of solo pastor preaching