Greg is originally from the Southeast and attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Greg immediately enrolled in West Virginia University to study Athletic Coaching Education, where he received his Master of Science in Physical Education. After some trial and error, he entered seminary at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA where he met his wife Heidi and completed his Master of Divinity.
Heidi grew up in a small town in Oregon. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound. After a few years in non-profit fundraising, she joined the Peace Corps and served two years in Kazakhstan. She then moved to the Washington, DC area and went back into non-profit fundraising before discerning a call to seminary. At Union Presbyterian Seminary, Heidi received her Master of Divinity as well as a marriage proposal from Greg Bolt.
They both graduated in 2007 and moved to Redmond, Oregon where Heidi served as Associate Pastor at Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond and Greg served as the Pastor for Youth and Their Families at First Presbyterian Church in Bend, OR, about 20 miles south of Redmond. They were married in April 2008. Greg and Heidi have two children.
Heidi and Greg are also strong advocates for children. They both have served as CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Otoe County, Nebraska and they are licensed in the state of Nebraska as foster parents. They should be licensed as a foster family in early August of 2017.