Worship Pastor

CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR

MUSIC PRODUCER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

                                                                                                                                                      

I am an experienced worship leader/pastor with over 12 years of experience in worship leading, music producing and recording, graphic design, and  team building.

Worship Pastor

CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR

MUSIC PRODUCER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I am an experienced worship leader/pastor with over 12 years of experience in worship leading, music producing and recording, graphic design, and  team building.

MY STORY

I was born June 23rd, 1989 in Moline Illinois into a ministry family. My dad was a worship leader and fueled my talents and giftings from the very beginning. I grew up playing in bands and leading praise but I can truly say now as an adult my heart beats for the ministry and leading people into deeper relationship with Christ. I have been Married since 2010 to my wife Kat and we love to write and lead worship together. We have three amazing children and another on the way! I am so blessed to be a Father and a husband and to have the opportunity to pour my life into people wherever God takes us on this journey.

Professional Skills

Leading Praise & Worship

I’ve been leading praise for ove 12 years. I grew up in the church as a pastor’s kid. My dad was the worship pastor for 15 years at Haritage church, and gave me many opportunities at a young age to lead the congregation and our youth praise team. Now I lead in various different venues from our local church, to community praise events, to large conference style events.

Developing Teams

I have had countless opportunities to develope bands, praise teams and tech teams over the years. I work a lot with eclectic groups of people from different church and musical backgrounds teaching them to come together as a team and mesh in spite of their preferences and differences. It’s exciting to see musicians of all ages and style preferences together on a stage and help develope their understanding of the importance of the old and the new coming together and gleaning from eachother both musically and spiritually.  I love the challenge of seeing a hodge podge of local people from come together and lead praise as the “big C” Church!

Grapghic Design

Ive been doing graphic design for over eight years. Because of the nature of local church ministry this kind of  work often falls under my job description.  Ive designed most of the graphics for the Quad Cities Prayer Center, Invictus Studios  and Connect Coffee House; Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conferences; various churches and ministries throughout our region; and several community events.

Sound Engeneering/Producing

I started dabbling in recording about twelve years ago. As I got older and began to take music and sound quality more seriously I really developed a passion to learn as much as I could about creating quality sound. I opened Invictus Studios in the attic of my home in 2008. I recorded the first Iron Sharpens Iron project and several other projects and from there built a small studio at the prayer center in 2010. I have recorded many live worship projects as well as various projects for local artists including Mary Alyce; Ben Rendall; Eric Wilson; Furnace Midwest Band; John Wesley; and many more. I have also had lots of opportunities to travel to local churches and help them set up thier sound systems to better serve their congregations. 

Playing Guitar, Drums, & Keys
Ive always had a love for music. My dad started teaching me drums when I was five years old. At the age of ten I decided to start learning guitar. I took lessons for two years and from there was self taught and hands on experience. Ive played in a handful of bands over the years and countless worship teams. Now, as a dad Im getting the opportunity to instill that same love and passion for playing into my own kids just like my dad did for me.

WORK EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

WORSHIP PASTOR

Passion Church | May 2012 – present

  • Oversee praise & worship ministry
  • Coordinate Sunday Morning Services and Wednesday team rehearsals
  • Design graphics and prepare tech needs for service
  • Meet with team members throughout the week to build up and encourage
  • Lead praise team Bible Study and young families small group

WORSHIP ARTS DIRECTOR /COFFEE HOUSE MANAGER

Quad Cities Prayer Center | October 2011 – Present

  • Oversee and lead multiple community focused prayer/praise meetings throughout the month
  • Coordinate teams of local praise leaders and musicians to lead community focused praise events
  • Co-Direct multi church band and choir for annual community Christmas Concert that involves over 60 different churches.
  • Co-Design graphics and advertising material for QCPC
  • Operations Manager of Connect Coffee House

FOUNDER/AUDIO ENGINEER

Invictus Studios | January 2009 – Present

  • Recorded and Produced various artists and churches
  • Engineered and Produced worship albums for Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conferences
  • Taught guitar and drum lessons

WORSHIP PASTOR

Bethany Baptist Church | February 2010 – November 2011

  • Oversaw the praise & worship ministry
  • Lead the youth praise team
  • Worked with the church leadership and praise team to develop a more contemporary and relevant worship style to compliment their existing traditional worship.

EDUCATION

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION QC SCHOOL OF WORHSIP

Quad Cities Prayer Center Davenport, IA | 2008 – 2009

ORDINATION

Passion Church Davenport, IA | 2016 – Present

Statement Of Faith

II BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER, WHO SOVEREIGNLY CREATED AND RULES OVER ALL THINGS, JESUS THE SON, WHO CAME TO OFFER ETERNAL LIFE TO THOSE WHO WOULD REPENT AND BELIEVE IN HIS DEATH, RESURRECTION AND PROMISED RETURN, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS ACTIVELY WORKING IN THE LIVES OF BELIEVERS. I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY TRINITY, ONE GOD THREE PERSONS. I BELIEVE THE BIBLE TO BE THE INFALLIBLE AND INSPIRED WORD OF GOD, SUFFICIENT FOR ALL OF THE CHURCH’S NEEDS; AND I BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY WAY TO GENUINE SALVATION IS THROUGH A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.

Get In Touch

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nate@nateandkatschaefer.com

nate@nateandkatschaefer.com

Bettendorf, IA

309.558.4479