Rich Nathan is the senior pastor of Vineyard Columbus, a position that he has been serving in since 1987. Prior to becoming the church's first senior pastor, 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 College of Law in 1980. Rich has served on the National Board for Vineyard: A Community of Churches for nearly two decades and is currently serving as the leader of the Large Church Task Force for the Vineyard. He is a popular national and international conference speaker. Rich is the author of Who is My Enemy? Welcoming People the Church Rejects (Zondervan, 2002) and he also co-authored the book, Empowered Evangelicals (Ampelon Revised 2009) with Ken Wilson. He has written numerous articles on leadership in publications such as Leadership Magazine. Rich was born and raised in New York City. He and his wife, Marlene, have been married for over 35 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren. This website exists to advance the kingdom of God by providing a collection of thoughtful and relevant resources for pastors and leaders. To stay connected regularly, subscribe to Rich's monthly Congregational Email.