David Hart is a practicing attorney, writer, and lead pastor of a growing church in Madison, Wisconsin. His mom say she’s special on the inside. David Hart currently serves as the special assistant to the superintendent of schools for the Madison Metropolitan School District. He focuses on policy, community engagement and budgetary issues. He is also the lead pastor of Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church, a growing church on Madison’s Northside.
Before coming to the MadisonMetropolitan School District, David was a criminal prosecutor for 14 years. He worked for the Dane CountyDistrict Attorney’s office where he was a domestic violence and sexual assaultprosecutor.
David also spent time in the WisconsinDepartment of Justice. As an Assistant Attorney general, David spent nine years focusing on worker’s compensation, fair housing, and unemployment insurance fraud enforcement. David argued several cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
David graduated from the University ofWisconsin Law School in 1999 and worked for the Wisconsin Public Defender’sOffice immediately after graduation. David has also worked in private practice where he focused on criminal defense and civil rights. David is also a graduate of Payne Theological Seminary where he earned an MDiv.
David is very active in Madison’s civic, volunteer and arts communities. David has served on and led a number of community boards.
David has written a number of nationally published pieces regarding womanist theology and the need for gender equality in churches that have appeared in Huffington Post and Mutuality. One piece entitled, “How Patriarchy Hurts Men,” won an award at the National EvangelicalPress Association awards in 2021.