Jason Church is a materials conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in Natchitoches, LA. NCPTT is a research and training office of the National Park Service. Church divides his time between original research, field work on outdoor sculpture and architectural materials, and organizing various trainings and conferences. Before joining NCPTT, he was a conservator for the City of Savannah, GA, Department of Cemeteries. He earned his MFA in historic preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design and is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.