Who's in Charge Here?

Sunset Covenant is a congregationally-led church.

The major financial decisions that need to be made are done through a rotating council of church members, who provide accountability and support for the church staff. (When there's a super major decision, all the members in the congregation vote.)

However, the church council chooses to empower and employ a team of people to help facilitate ministry.

This is that team: 

Co-Pastor of Proclamation & Administration
Nate was born and raised in Eugene, OR. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Finance and Economics. He worked for ESPN and Hartford Hospital in the Connecticut area after college, where he met his wife Erin. After Erin finished her OBGYN residence at the University of Connecticut, they moved to Iowa City, IA, before finally moving back to Portland.

Nate did his first year of seminary at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University, before transferring and finished his Master of Divinity at North Park Theological Seminary. Nate is interested in how our theology informs our everyday living.

Nate and Erin currently have one daugther, Miah, who is two years old. They like to read, eat out in the vibrant Portland food scene, and go to the park to play.