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Nathan Whistler
Pastor of Student Ministries


Nathan was born and raised in Visalia, California. He attended Fresno Pacific University, earning a B.A. in Christian Ministry. Nathan is currently completing his Master of Divinity degree at Veritas International University. From 2013-2018, he was the Youth & College Pastor at Fowler Presbyterian Church. Prior to that, he served in an internship with Grace Community Church in Visalia, serving in student ministry and worship. At Rise, he oversees all high school, middle school, and college-age ministries. Nathan joined Rise in 2018. He has a passion for reaching high school and middle school families and encouraging people to have a deeper relationship with Christ.

Favorite Activity?

Hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite Sport?

I enjoy watching football, baseball, and volleyball, but I don't really have a favorite sport.

Favorite Vacation Spot?


Favorite Local Restaurant?

Rosa's Italian

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee (unless it's sweet tea)