Nate was born in Austin, Texas and lived there until he was nine years old and moved to Vail, Colorado where he was raised.

When Nate was just seven years old, he gave his life to the Lord on Halloween, and followed the Lord through his junior high years. In the 8th grade his parents divorced and he walked away from God, and in high school was involved in things he shouldn’t have been involved with. In his junior year, a faithful woman from a local church asked her youth pastor to lead a Bible study for her troublemaker kids and their friends (including Nate). Nate remembers sitting in that study and hearing the Word of God. It spoke to his heart and he turned his life back over to the Lord, and has been walking with Him ever since.

Nate served in ministry in various capacities over the years as an intern, volunteer youth leader, worship leader, and as an assistant pastor. In 2009, the Lord began to stir his heart to plant a church, and the question was: “Where?” Nate and his wife Jen spent time praying about it and the Lord burdened their hearts for the people on the west side of Denver. After more prayer and talking to their pastor, they moved to Lakewood, Colorado in June of 2010 to plant Calvary Belmar, which began as a Bible study in their home and today is a thriving fellowship.

Nate and Jen have been married over 10 years and have two children. When not serving in the ministry, Nate likes to ski, hike, camp, fish – pretty much anything outdoors. His favorite book in the Bible is the book of Philippians, “It is such an applicable book to day-to-day life, struggles, hardships, and having the Joy of the Lord in the face of incredible opposition.” Nate encourages new believers to get plugged-in to a solid church and to surround themselves with believers who can support them in their new walk.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.