The Rev. Dr. Hilary Barrett has been Senior Pastor of Pleasantville Church since 2003. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ and has served on several national church boards. Hilary grew up in Berkeley, California where she developed an enduring love for the place where mountains and ocean meet. Her lifelong love for story found expression in an undergraduate degree in World and Comparative Literature from San Francisco State University. She holds graduate degrees from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (M. Div.) and Pacific School of Religion (D. Min). Her Doctor of Ministry thesis was entitled, “Telling Stories: Narrative Approaches to Congregational Studies.” For the past 20 years Hilary has served in settled pastorates and interim settings in Pennsylvania.