Nate grew up and lived in Iowa City, Iowa, for 32 years. He served in Children's Ministry beginning in high school and was a Children's Ministry Director for 12 years. While in Iowa City, Nate also served in various community outreach ministries that allowed him to connect with international students attending the University of Iowa. After completing his degree in Elementary Education and serving on several short term mission trips, Nate felt called to support a church plant in Newcastle, Australia, led by Rob and Lynne Branham. Since moving to Newcastle at the beginning of 2018, Nate has become active in several ministries in the community and at church. Nate's primary focus is teaching Scripture classes in public schools and volunteering his time to support students with anger issues. He also helps lead the church plant's Family Ministry programming in various ways, whether that be in Children's Ministry or in Youth Ministry. Nate is excited to see what God has in store for his future in Australia as he strives to live out God's Word no matter where he is!