12633537_1039024826136858_901007369607700822_oNate Stratman is the pastor for family ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, CO. He enjoys being a consultant for Ministry Architects and a coach for the Fuller Youth Institute and Sticky Faith.

Last year, Nate had the opportunity to co-author a book about building volunteer teams51EUHSm3HtL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ with one of his heroes, Mark Devries. They are currently working on a second book on the topic of discernment.

Nate graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from the 1511507_10152374998135491_9171307350736365289_oUniversity of Arkansas and then spent the next 16 years in youth ministry. There is a correlation between the two, he promises. Nate also received his Mdiv from Fuller Seminary and is ordained in ECO.

Nate is married to Kim and they have two daughters, Ruthie and Ellie. Their backyard is a mini-farm with chickens, rabbits and lots of vegetables.