Nate started serving as pastor to Hope Reformed Church in 2017. The Parkersburg community is familiar to him as he grew up on a farm just 10 miles from here. Nate is a graduate of Northwestern College (Orange City, IA) and was ordained after attending Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. As a pastor, Nate stresses a reliance upon the grace of God and authentic expressions of faith. He believes there are great things God desires to do through smaller congregations and is pleased to play a role in that work. Being a good father to his two boys (Adrian and Jackson) is Nate’s top priority and his greatest joy. But when he’s not investing in his boys or pastoring the church, he finds enjoyment in a variety of activities: good stories told through movies or music, playing card games, running and playing guitar. And on most Saturdays in the fall, you’ll probably find him watching college football.