Natalie Renee Perkins and Hal Taussig
Natalie Renee Perkins serves as minister for worship and online community at Middle Collegiate Church and as a chaplain for New York University. She received her master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, where she was awarded the Karen Ziegler Feminist Preaching Prize. Perkins is the cofounder of the Tanho Center and works with the Westar Institute to bridge the gap between religious scholarship and the general public. A singer, musical theatre performer, and composer, she continues to perform nationally and internationally. Natalie lives in New York City.
Rev. Dr. Hal Taussig is a retired professor and United Methodist pastor. He has published fourteen books including After Jesus Before Christianity and A New New Testament. He and his work have been featured in and covered by The New York Times, Time, The Daily Show, People, Newsweek, National Public Radio, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius Radio, the History Channel, and The Washington Post. He lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.