Rev. Hunter Pugh is a native of Alabama. He grew up in the Montgomery area where his father served several churches as an ordained elder of the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He graduated from Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School in 2007. Hunter attended and graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2011 with a degree in Religion, a distinction in Leadership Studies, and Phi Beta Kappa. Hunter graduated from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, where he received a Master of Divinity degree and received a certificate from the Turner Center for Church Leadership. During his time at Vanderbilt, Hunter served as a Turner Scholar working with the staff and congregation of Forest Hills United Methodist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. In his spare time, Hunter loves running, hiking, and traveling. He has a love for history and enjoys visiting historical sites.