Director of Worship
Nate Crary joined the staff at Christ the King in August of 2015 and has since enjoyed his time curating seasonal liturgies and writing original worship music that helps connect what we do on Sunday mornings with our daily journey as followers of Christ in the world. Nate is a lifelong musician, beginning violin at the age of four, and has always found a way to use his gifts of music and art in the church.
Since graduating Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2007 with degrees in music and art, Nate has led worship in a variety of settings from Juarez, Mexico to Denver, Colorado to Spicer, Minnesota to Bethlehem, Palestine. Along the way, he has helped people find their voice when singing their prayers to God.
While contributing to CtK's worship life, Nate serves as the musician at Tree of Life Lutheran (Minneapolis, MN) and continues to serve the greater church as a guest worship leader and liturgist at Augsburg University (Minneapolis, MN), Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN), in the Southwestern MN, Minneapolis and Saint Paul Area Synods, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, and with ELCA Global Mission.
Nate lives in NE Minneapolis with his soul-mate, Chelsey, his beautiful son, Noah, and handful-of-a-puppy, Theo.