LCM Friends and Family,
We are beyond thrilled to announce that Nate Crary will be our new Outreach and Program Director! Your monthly giving, congregational pledges, and general encouragement and support have made it possible for us to bring someone with his gifts and capacity on board. THANK YOU! Nate’s integrity, creativity, and genuine enthusiasm for connecting with students are a great match for our ministry at this time and place.
Nate has served the church in a variety of roles since graduating from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2007, including working as LCM’s musician in 2014-15. Nate has supervised work projects for summer youth mission trips in Juarez, Mexico, worked as a middle and high school outreach youth director with St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (Mahtomedi, MN), directed summer camp programming with Green Lake Lutheran Ministries (Spicer, MN), and continues to serve as Director of Worship and Music with Christ the King Lutheran Church (New Brighton, MN).
Nate also spent a year with his wife, Chelsey, volunteering in global service with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program just south of Bethlehem in Palestine. In these different roles, Nate’s passion for connecting with and working alongside young people in the church continues to thrive.
Please join me in welcoming him into this thriving community that Christ gathers at the U of M!