Nathan is in his second year at Presbyterian school. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Race and Ethnic Studies from the University of Redlands and his Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology. Nathan brings with him over 16 years of children’s ministry most recently from First Christian Church and School as the School Chaplain. In his time off, he enjoys reading, jogging, and spending time with his family.
Bachelor of Arts in Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Redlands
Master of Divinity, Claremont School of Theology
Q & A with NATHAN
What are your top five CliftonStrengths, and which ONE do you find yourself leaning into the most these days?My top five strengths are: Responsibility, Intellection, Connectedness, Learner, and Input. I often lean into Connectedness, as being a chaplain is primarily about relationship building.
What’s your favorite part of the PS Mission ("Family, School and Church united in the education and support of each Child") and why?
It echoes the spirit of my favorite scripture, Ephesians 5:1-2: “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” By walking together as Family, Church and School we transform the hearts and minds of our students as we proclaim the love of Christ in our words and actions.
What’s your happy place? Why?
Mission Bay in San Diego. It’s where my wife and I honeymooned and where we first went sailing together.
Are Christmas gifts from Santa wrapped or unwrapped?
Growing up, they were always wrapped. By some strange coincidence, Santa and my parents happened to use the same wrapping paper!
What was your favorite activity as a ten-year-old?
I loved all things baseball. Playing baseball, collecting baseball cards, reading books about baseball, and talking about baseball.
What’s your favorite musical group and song?
My favorite songs change periodically, but right now my top three are Ripple by the Grateful Dead, Graceland by Paul Simon, and Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen.
What’s an obsession you have?
I recently discovered Canadian football and love its unique rules. I’ve adopted the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as my favorite CFL team. Go TiCats!