Father Nathan was born in Simi Valley, California, July 15, 1982. Convinced of his
call to ministry, he pursued graduate studies in theology at Reformed Theological Seminary
and The Master Seminary. He eventually moved his family to the Midwest to enroll at
Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin, to train for the priesthood
in the Anglican Church. It was there he discovered his desire to enter the Catholic Church.
His long-held interest and study of the Church Fathers led him to seek out the monks of
Holy Resurrection Monastery, who also had moved to Wisconsin from California at about
the same time. Three months prior to his priestly ordination in the Anglican Church, Father
Nathan decided to embrace the Eastern Catholic faith.
He long believed God was calling him to full-time ministry, since he became a
Christian at age 16. After all he had experienced in his spiritual journey, his discernment to
the Eastern Catholic priesthood was clear to him. Both he and his wife, Ali, were received
into the Byzantine Catholic Church at Holy Resurrection Monastery in 2013. He petitioned
Bishop John Kudrick, then bishop of Parma, and was admitted to the Byzantine Catholic
Seminary of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh. He was ordained a priest on May 5,
2019. Father Nathan and Ali have five daughters. They have been assigned to the
Protocathedral for one year and will live in the rectory. Fr. Michael will move into the
guesthouse, and Fr. John will join him there once he is released from the hospital.
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