Announcing our first Director of Spiritual Formation: Bill Boyd

We are excited to announce that Bill Boyd will be joining our team on July 1, 2019 as Director of Spiritual Formation.

The NC Study Center has grown rapidly over the past three and a half years. As more people and ministries utilize our resources (facilities and programs), the danger is that our impact will become increasingly thin. We desire for students and faculty to grow in Christ intellectually, spiritually, and in mission. This kind of impact can be supported by seminars and speakers but at ground level it will always be relational. After strategically considering our growth and the needs of the UNC community, our board and team decided to prioritize hiring mature new staff in spiritual formation. We have amazing opportunities to shape lives, as over 125 visitors a day drop in for conversation, classes, and relaxation.

The DSF will direct the NC Study Center’s spiritual formation efforts by working directly with students, training staff, and helping the Study Center develop a vision for Christ-like maturity. Day-to-day this will involve one-on-ones, small group discussions, and occasional seminars and talks. The DSF will also teach our staff to make the most of the opportunities we are already creating in our daily rhythms and other gatherings. Our goal is no less than to form students in the image of Christ by helping them grow in knowledge, wisdom, and love.


Bill Boyd will be coming to us after having worked in spiritual formation in different settings for over three decades - on college campuses, in churches, and at Alpine Camp for Boys. A native of Mississippi and an ordained PCA minister, Bill launched Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at UT Austin before planting All Saints Austin and later pastoring at Covenant Presbyterian in Birmingham, AL. Bill has worked extensively in spiritual formation and has given many sermons and lectures on associated topics around the world.

Please join us in praying for Bill, his wife Martha, and their four children (two in college this Fall of 2019), as they prepare to join us in North Carolina. May the Lord continue his beautiful work in Chapel Hill and in the lives of students through them!