Nate joined the St. John’s staff and church family in August of 2015. Nate and Lauren and their children moved from just outside of the nation’s capital in Maryland to attend Beeson Divinity School so Nate could pursue an M.Div. The transition to Alabama brought the Randalls and St. John’s together for a great match. Nate and Lauren began serving the church as youth pastors, but have since transitioned focus. Nate now serves as Associate Pastor with primary focuses on Groups, Missions, and Leadership Development.
Before ministry, Nate and Lauren both graduated from the University of Nebraska in Kearney in 2002. Nate earned a degree in Business Administration-Management and Lauren earned a degree in Interior Design. Nate has served in full-time ministry in Nebraska, Maryland, and now Alabama.
Married since 2002, Nate and Lauren have enjoyed the blessings of their kids—Arianna, Grayson, Lucienne, Penelope, and Magnolia. They enjoy big adventures with their kids, traveling to new places, practicing words with a Southern accent, renovating houses, eating pancakes, homeschooling, reading, binging occasionally on a Netflix series, and laughing with new and old friends. Nate loves college football and unapologetically roots for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.