OUR LEAD PASTORS
"The best is yet to come!"
-Dr. Nate Ruch
Dr. Nate Ruch is the Lead Pastor of Emmanuel, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church gathering at several locations every week. Nate, along with his wife Jodi, have been leading Emmanuel since the spring of 2013. Nate has a doctoral degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and previous to serving as the lead pastor of Emmanuel, he worked at North Central University for ten years as a Vice President. Prior to NCU, he served for ten years as the Youth Pastor at Emmanuel. The desire of Nate and Jodi is to lead the church into reaching those away from God, growing in faith, and living lives of purpose. They love helping people step into God’s possible for their lives.
Nate and Jodi have been married since 1994 and have four incredible sons, David, Jeff, Tim, and Josiah.