DeShazier, Julian

Julian serves, alongside Shawna Bowman, as the Associate Director of Field Ed & Experiential Education.

Julian joined University Church as Senior Minister in November 2010. He is a Chicago native, and a graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Chicago Divinity School. Prior to beginning here, Julian served as Teen Pastor at Covenant United Church of Christ, and has also worked extensively with the Coca-Cola Leadership Program and Fund for Theological Education.

Pastor Julian is also an award-winning musician and songwriter, known to many as “J.Kwest.” We are excited about the gifts and passion Julian brings to University Church, and hope you will join us as we work together to be the people God is calling us to be.

Julian DeShazier
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Field of Study:
Worship, Ministry
Experiential Education