Associate for Christian Education

The Rev. Dr. Jordan Hylden

In July, the Rev. Dr. Jordan Hylden joined St. Martin’s as Associate Rector for Christian Education. He, his wife, the Rev. Emily Hylden, and their three young boys moved from Lafayette, La., where he served as Vice-Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and as Chaplain for the Ascension Episcopal School.

The Rev. Hylden has served churches in South Carolina and was Canon Theologian and Dean of the Stanton Center for Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He received a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University and pursued a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Theology from Duke University Divinity School where he wrote a dissertation on democracy and authority in the work of the Catholic philosopher Yves Simon. His studies and teachings have focused on democracy and authority in the early 20th century.

The Rev. Hylden is a 2014 Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow and regularly contributes to “The Living Church and its online journal, “Covenant.” His writings have also appeared in “Christianity Today,” “The Christian Century,” “First Things,” and “The Anglican Theological Review.”

He has taught courses in theology and ethics at Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary and Saint Louis University. A native of northeastern North Dakota, the Rev. Hylden grew up on a family farm in Park River. He is an unapologetic fan of Duke University basketball and the Minnesota Vikings and enjoys pick-up ball, disc golf, craft breweries and reading a good book.