David John Hailey

Director of Development

Dr. David John Hailey Jr. joined Northern as the Seminary’s director of projects and grants in June 2017. Dr. Hailey is a recent transplant to Chicago after growing up in the South. His wife, Claire, is a pediatric resident at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Hailey holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Campbell University Divinity School and has served in numerous churches. Most recently, he served as pastor of Cane Creek Baptist Church in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He also holds additional degrees from Duke University and Campbell University.

David John and Claire have been married for six years. They have two Labrador retrievers (Kylie and Quinn) who keep them quite busy. David John is an avid golfer, a musician, and a sports fan with a lifelong devotion to the Chicago Cubs.