Nathan Albert is a pastor, husband, preacher, father, and storyteller. He is the author of the viral blog post, I Hugged a Man in His Underwear which was the impetus for his book, Embracing Love: My Journey to Hugging a Man in his Underwear. He has worked in youth ministry in Rhode Island, college ministry in Chicago, and as the Director of Pastoral Care with The Marin Foundation. He holds a Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary and is working toward a Certificate in Spiritual Transformation from the Transforming Center. Prior to seminary, Nathan earned a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Rockford College and worked as a professional singer and actor performing for more than a quarter of a million people across the country. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Nathan, his wife, Kate, and newborn son, Foster, currently reside in Rhode Island, where they enjoy searching for sea glass on the beach with their miniature dachshund, Bristol.
Vision for Ministry
Nathan has a passion to proclaim God’s word through the art of preaching and pastor God’s beloved children; A longing to be with God in order to do for God; A desire to work and play with an ecumenical team committed to the flourishing of humanity; A belief the multi-ethnic church is a visible reflection of the Kingdom of God, a glimpse of heaven on earth, and a place where people can learn to love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with God; A call to be a minister of reconciliation, promoting the goodness of God’s plan to renew all things; A deep love for the city, being inundated by God’s diversity and God’s ultimate creations; A strong affirmation that God calls and gifts women to full leadership within a church; A radical love for my wife, Kate, and son, Foster.
The contents of this website are my personal thoughts and ramblings and are endorsements nor representative of Christ Church East Greenwich.