KERN-NATHANIEL-54Nathaniel is the Pastor at Salisbury Christian Church. Nathaniel joined the leadership on January 15, 2012. He is a native of Pleasant Plains and grew up on a farm just down the road.

Nathaniel graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2008 with an elementary education degree. He is currently enrolled in the MDiv program at Lincoln Christian University and is slated to graduate in May 2023.

Nathaniel aims to bring relevant biblical messages to the congregation and encourage them to serve one another and the community. His favorite thing about ministry is seeing people work together to proclaim Christ to those around us. He is excited about what God has in store for Salisbury Christian!

When not working for the church Nathaniel is employed in the operations department at Zimmer Biomet MidAmerica in Springfield and co-owns Kern Brothers Honey Company with his brother, Nick. Nathaniel is married to his beautiful bride, Cara. They were married in August 2015 and live in Chatham. Nathaniel and Cara have two daughters, Kinsley (2017) and Cora (2022).