Nathan Spaulding is a son, brother, friend, and missions pastor with Cross of Christ Church in Anthem, Arizona.    His journey with Cross of Christ began in the Summer of 2014 as a missions & youth intern. After interning with Cross of Christ, he finished his graduate studies in the Spring of 2017 at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and received a call to be a missions pastor with Cross of Christ. Currently living and serving in Tempe, Nathan's assignment is to disciple leaders, connect & partner with people in the Valley, and gather people into missional communities - small groups of people who follow Jesus, love one another well, & impact the lives of people in helpful & tangible ways. His hope is to see multiple missional communities emerge as people continue to reach out to one another with the Gospel of Jesus. Nathan loves spending time with his family & friends. He enjoys eating, biking, hiking, listening, reading, writing, swimming, movies, music, drums, and connecting people to one another and to Jesus. His heart's desire is for people to experience the reckless love & grace of Jesus and to share this love & grace with all.