Nate BernekingDepending on the day, Nate thinks of himself as a writer, pastor or lawyer.  His job entails the work of all three.  He currently works as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, a large denominational organization responsible for resourcing almost 800 United Methodist Churches in the state of Missouri.  In this role, Nate offers resources and education for local churches and pastors in Missouri and beyond.  He is a graduate of Saint Louis University, Saint Louis University School of Law and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.  Prior to becoming a pastor, he worked as an attorney in the corporate and securities group of a large St. Louis law firm.  When he isn’t working, he enjoys writing fiction and hopes to soon publish his first novel.  He has already written one nonfiction book on church finance, The Vile Practices of Church Leadership, available through Abingdon Press.