Nate was born into a Christian home and raised in Byron Center, MI, where he grew up in the First Byron Christian Reformed Church. He graduated from Covenant College in 2015 with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. After graduating, Nate came to University Reformed Church for the yearlong Pastoral Internship. Desiring further training, Nate became a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, graduating with a Masters in Divinity in 2019. RTS hired Nate to be the Director of Admissions upon his graduation. While Nate worked at RTS, he attended South Charlotte Presbyterian Church and served the church as a Ruling Elder. In August 2023 he returned to University Reformed Church, this time as an Assistant Pastor.
Nate enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their three children, watching sports, and meeting new people.