Nathan Ekama grew up in Ohio and completed his undergraduate studies at Kent State University. He has a background in Sociology, Family Dynamics, and Statistical Analysis. Before being hired into the full-time ministry in 2015 he worked in the Energy Efficiency industry for six years and prior to that, spent five years working in university and primary education. Nathan currently serves as the Pastor for the United Church of God congregations in Bloomington and Canton, Illinois as well as an Assistant Pastor for the congregation in Terre Haute, Indiana. Nathan and his wife, Jacqueline, have two children.