|Adult Ministry Staff||Children's Ministry Staff||Student Ministry Staff|
|Worship Ministry Staff||Operations Staff|
|Chris Hodge||Nate Conrad||Cathi Maham|
Chris Hodge, Senior Pastor
A man in motion, Chris Hodge is always moving forward. His journey has taken him to the College of Charleston and graduate training at Reformed Theological Seminary and Beeson Divinity School, but his real education has come as he and his family have grown in relationships with other people as they labored together in the pursuit of the fame of God. Chris is exhilarated by seeing and participating in the expansion of the enjoyment of God in people and churches. He has been falling deeper in love with his wife Karen since their marriage in 1990 and has been entrusted with two delightful children through whom he has been taught and encouraged – Anna Grace and Haddon.
Before coming to Naperville, Chris and his family were enjoying the sun and surf in Stuart, Florida where they started a church family in 1996. They had the privilege of seeing many people start their journey with God and become part of His family. They even got to see their church become a parent as they began new congregations in 2000 and in 2005, and an uncle as they supported new church movements around the country.
In April, 2006 the Hodge family (with full weather consciousness) merged with Naperville Presbyterian in their journey to know God more joyfully and spread His inexhaustible pleasure to men, women and children everywhere.
Nate has been serving NPC for more than 15 years. In 1997, after graduating from Wheaton College, he started as the Director of Student Ministries working with high school and middle school students. In 2008 he was ordained in the PCA, was elected by the congregation as the Associate Pastor. After some job description rewrites, he assumed responsibilities in the areas of Discipleship, Small Groups, Christian Education, Shepherding and staff management and care.
He earned a Master's in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College in 2002, and has done graduate work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Covenant Theological Seminary.Nate works with staff, elders, deacons and other lay leaders to help foster spiritual formation in the church community through training, classes, small group replication, one-on-one meetings, and small group discipleship. His desire is to see more and more men and women take on ministry leadership by investing in one another in gospel-centered relationships.
Nate enjoys being outside in every possible way: gardening, hiking, mountain biking, camping, snowshoeing, and ice climbing. In his free time, he's fixing stuff around the house, texting, watching the Discovery Channel, and spending time with his wife, Kara, and three daughters: Natalie, Amy and Lindsey. He enjoys physical labor and sleeping with the window open. Most recently he's found joy in taking photos of landscapes and everyday objects.
Nate will be on Sabbatical April 1 through June 30.
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Cathi works as the executive assistant to Chris Hodge, senior pastor at Naperville Presbyterian Church. She is the main point of contact to Chris. She has been an active member at NPC since 2007. She and her husband, Dallas, have a son, Griffin.