Who I am!

Nate is the founder of The Backyard Preacher podcast and blog. For many years Nate was a conservative Christian who aimed to lead within the Foursquare church.  Ironically Nate earned degrees at a conservative university which led Nate to think deeply about his faith and ask numerous questions. Nate considers himself a progressive Christian who holds liberal views which benefit people who are the church, not a certain structure. All people are priest of God; and what matters is love. For these beliefs Nate is often looked upon as a heretic. Nate is an ordained minister within the Progressive Christian Alliance. Nate possesses a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in addiction and recovery, a Master of Arts Religion with an emphasis in pastoral counseling and is currently working towards a Doctor of Education with an emphasis is ministry leadership.

  “The Lord bless you

and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)


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