Rich Nathan is Senior Pastor of the Vineyard Church of Columbus, Columbus, Ohio. Prior to pastoring full time, Rich taught business law at The Ohio State University for five years.
He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his Juris Doctorate with honors from The Ohio State University in 1980. Rich has served on the National Executive Board for Vineyard: A Community of Churches for over a decade and is currently serving as the Large Church Task Force leader for the Vineyard. He is a popular national and international conference speaker.
Rich wrote Who is My Enemy? Welcoming People the Church Rejects (Zondervan, 2002) and co-authored the book, Empowered Evangelicals (Servant Press, 1995) with Ken Wilson. He has written numerous articles on leadership in publications such as Leadership Magazine. He is currently working on a new book on the subject of evangelical faith and politics.
Rich was born and raised in New York City. He and his wife, Marlene, have been married for over 30 years and live in Westerville, Ohio. Rich and Marlene have a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Melissa, a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Noah Pederson, two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Vineyard Church of Columbus
6000 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081