Rev. Nate Gauerke, Pastor

2015PastorNatePastor Nate is a homegrown native of east central Wisconsin, on the banks of the South Branch of the Little Wolf River, north of Waupaca. Spending time on the waters of the Chain-O’Lakes or canoeing down the river are some of his fond memories of childhood. After graduating from UW-La Crosse with a major in Geography and an Earth Science minor, he worked for Westinghouse as a contractor for the Department of Energy in Aiken, SC. He worked in the environmental department as a GIS specialist making maps and using GPS before it was open for public use. In his time away from the Midwest, God revealed the special call to ordained ministry and he could no longer resist, so he attended and graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA.

Prior to seminary, he met his wife Sara while she was working on her education degree. They have been married for almost 20 years and have two daughters – Esther and Aryn. Pastor Nate has previously served Zion Lutheran, Appleton and Hope Lutheran, Wautoma and is excited to be back in the Fox Valley close to family and familiar surroundings.

Pastor Nate loves working with people and connecting them with God. In ministry some of his passions include humor and a good joke, he is energized by conversations to get to know people, and helping others. No two days are the same in ministry and that is why Pastor Nate loves being a pastor. On his free time he loves to garden or do anything outdoors, catching a show at the PAC, and if there is any question, yes he loves the Packers!