Nathan J. Christopherson, Harvestime Church’s new music director starting July 15, 2018.  We interviewed him to get to know him a little better, and these were his answers:

    1. Where are you from?
      “Gateway Church in Canton, Ohio.  I lived in Kansas City, MO before that at IHOP KC and Hope City Inner City Missions Base. I grew up in Monticellor, Minnesota.”
    2. Have you written any songs?
      “I’ve written quite a few songs, especially over the past 10 years.  They range from worship songs, songs for my kids, songs from the Psalms, etc…”
    3. Who are your immediate family members?
      “Leah Marie, my wife and my best friend; she is the most loyal friend I have ever had.  She 
      has creativity that comes out in ways you don’t always expect, and her love for people and passion for genuine relationships inspires me.  Asher is my very active and full-of-life 3 year old; he lives to wrestle and tease his parents and sister.  Amaryah Grace is one.  Her name is a Hebrew word that means ‘the Lord has promised’.  She is daring, sensitive, and loves to laugh (especially at her brothers jokes.)”
    4. What are a few of your hobbies?
      “I play music — guitar, mandolin — I also enjoy writing songs.  I also enjoy fishing (just started fly-fishing,) Star Wars, hiking, gaming (when I can find time,) and making my family laugh. “
    5. Who inspires you?  Why?
      “Anyone who aspires to genuinely live the gospel. 
      John M. Perkins and his book entitled, ‘Justice for All’. Jonah (as in the prophet that got swallowed by a big fish), Lecrae (his music inspires me).  Jim Elliot sacrificing his life for the gospel.  My son, because he’s not afraid to be fully alive at all times!”
    6. What is your favorite place that you visited?
      “Toss up between Lake Tahoe, CA or Port Au Prince, Haiti”
    7. Where is the location that you would like to visit the most?
      “Norway.  See the sites, trace my family heritage, and explore the fjords.”
    8. What is a family tradition that you have?
      One is having Lefse Bakes around Christmas/Thanksgiving.  Norweign potato flat bread, (sooooo good.)  No lutefisk….

Don’t forget to meet Nathan, Leah, and their family this Sunday!