Nate just got back from a year of service with his wife, Chelsey, in Palestine with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program and he currently resides in Hutchinson, MN (his sort-of hometown). Since graduating from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2007 with a B.A. in Music and Art, Nate has split his working time in churches as a youth director and music director and in elementary schools as a special education paraprofessional. Nate’s church music involvement started very early in his life and he has been providing music at church since he started playing violin at the tender age of 4. He’s led worship services around the campfire in Spicer, MN, in the foothills of the Rockies in Denver, CO, with high school mission trippers in Juarez, Mexico, and, most recently, with Palestinian Christians in a village just south of Bethlehem. Along the way, Nate has picked up a knack for growing facial hair.