Meet Our New Executive Director

Nathan Ivy
Nathan Ivy is a nonprofit professional with more than two and a half decades of experience serving the disadvantaged, underestimated, and marginalized. He is the new executive director at Episcopal City Mission (ECM). Nathan is looking forward to partnering with the ECM board to develop a shared vision and goals for the future. He will also be collaborating with the staff to facilitate effective operation of ECM and building relationships with the people and agencies critical to the success of the organization.

The new executive director describes himself as a lifelong learner. Nathan has a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, a graduate certificate in Urban Family and Community Development from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Missouri Valley College.

Nathan has a proven ability to provide team leadership and drive performance. He has had a myriad of leadership roles, including but not limited to being a project manager with Urban Strategies. A national nonprofit, which has experience in implementing place-based strategies in public housing communities. Most recently, Nathan served as a project director with Vision for Children at Risk, promoting the wellness of young children in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He has also worked with Washington University School of Medicine, and the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Clubs.

Nathan grew up in Webster Groves and has remained in St. Louis. He is a born-again believer, and the vast majority of his spiritual upbringing has been in the Church of God In Christ. He enjoys traveling and is a self-described "breakfast connoisseur." He is also passionate about improving the quality of life for the unhoused living with HIV/AIDS in St. Louis; by increasing the availability of adequate housing options, so that they are better poised to pursue life extending endeavors.

Nathan is not a novice however, when comes to working with youth in the juvenile justice system. While in undergraduate school, he was a Youth Specialist with the Division of Youth Services. After earning his BS degree, he volunteered at the Family Court of Saint Louis County, where he completed the Citizens Deputy Juvenile Officer training program. Indeed, Nathan sees his new position as a "full circle moment."

As of January 01, 2023, Nathan Ivy became the Episcopal City Mission’s new Executive Director. He will be diligently and strategically working to ensure ECM continues to provide Hope and Healing in the juvenile justice system. It goes without saying that: “Nathan is excited to be leading the only agency since 1954; authorized by the Family Court System of St. Louis, to offer spiritual support to youth in the juvenile detention centers.”

Episcopal City Mission's history dates to 1894 and the ministry continues to evolve today. The organization's mission is to provide chaplaincy for the ongoing spiritual needs of all youth in the juvenile justice system. The chaplains of ECM offer spiritual programs, guidance and support, and a ministry of presence to youth in St. Louis City and County Detention Centers.