Nate Beam grew up in the Cedar Valley. He and his wife Heather have been married for 23 years and have 8 children.  His life was changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ when he was 19 years old, and he has sought to follow Jesus ever since. In 2007, Nate left his job as a professional geek to become the Pastor of Student Ministries at Open Bible Church in Waverly, IA. In the spring of 2011, God began to stir something in his heart towards planting a new church in the area. In March of 2012 Elevation Church was launched. Our mission is to see people's lives changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.