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.