The Rev. Nathan P. Adams is an ordained elder of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church currently serving the historic Park Hill UMC in Denver, CO, a multi-racial, inclusive, and social justice-minded church. Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, he and was greatly shaped and nurtured by urban United Methodist churches there.
As such, he has a strong calling to urban ministry and in helping local congregations connect with their surrounding communities as they strive to share God’s love with all people while being a light of hope for their neighborhoods.
Nathan earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami (FL). While there he met his wife of nearly thirteen years, Alicia, and discerned and developed his call to be a pastor through the work of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry.
After college, Nathan attended and graduated from Methodist Theological School in Ohio where he completed his Master of Divinity including an individual study on interfaith contexts, work, and collaborations. He served churches in Ohio and Florida before venturing out west in July 2017 to serve at ParkHill. He was a fellow in both The Lewis Follows and the Lewis Community Leaders Fellows through the Lewis Center for Church Leadership housed at Wesley Theological Seminary inWashington D.C.
He has served in various United Methodist Conference and District boards and especially enjoyed mentoring new clergy as the district mentor in the South Florida area for newly commissioned pastors. He currently serves as a board member of the Center for African American Health and the East Colfax Community Collective.
Nathan is an avid marathoner, loves sports (Co Canes!), and enjoys spending time with his wife and their pets exploring good places to eat, shop, and play.