Nate Millheim is a California boy, born in Los Angeles while spending his childhood years on the Central Coast before landing in the East Bay in 2000.
For the last 15 years, Nate has served as a Pastor and Non-Profit leader throughout the Bay Area. He started at Creekside Community Church in Alamo as an Associate Pastor to Youth and Families, honing his skills of preaching, discipleship and leading teams of volunteers. In 2005 he joined the staff of ReImagine, a Center for Spiritual Formation based in the Mission District of San Francisco, serving as Director of Training Initiatives. While at ReImagine Nate hosted groups of students for a week long training on integrating the teachings of Jesus into real life and also helped launched an intentional community and a year long spiritual formation process.
In 2008 Nate and his wife Andrea moved to Oakland to launch Oakland Leadership Center (originally called Shalom of Oakland). For the last 7 years he has focused on mentoring at risk young adults in East Oakland and developing a leadership training program for emerging leaders. Through OLC they have also co-founded the Oakland Independent Basketball League, a low cost basketball league for young men in Oakland. OLC is a member organization of the CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) and adheres to their principles of community development.
Nate serves on the Steering Committee for the Melrose High Hopes Neighborhood Council. He is also on the Board of Directors of a local non-profit organization called Project Peace which creates partnerships between local service providers and faith communities throughout the Bay Area. Nate enjoys guest preaching at various churches in the Bay Area and speaking on topics such as community development, spiritual formation, social justice and racial reconciliation.