Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Christian Center
Dr. Nate Ruch is the Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Christian Center, a multi-site church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a heart to pursue those who are far from God and help them find purpose through a relationship with Jesus. He is passionate about training the local church to become a godly influence in their communities and on the job.
Nate has traveled around the nation speaking at various camps, conferences, and local churches, and has extensive history of leadership development in the church as well as academic and personal coaching. Much of that came from his ten years a Youth Pastor at Emmanuel followed by ten years as Vice President of North Central University. He became the Lead Pastor of Emmanuel in 2013.
Nate recently received his doctorate degree in ministry. He and his wife, Jodi, along with their four boys reside in Minneapolis.