Nathan knew about Jesus growing up in a Christian family, but decided to follow him during a trip to Brazil on a church short mission trip in 2000.
In 2001 Nathan married Jennie and they both returned to Brazil, this time working in an orphanage and as missionaries with Latin Link. He also worked as a chaplain for Teen Challenge, a Christian drug rehabilitation centre in Recife, North East Brazil.
In 2011 Nathan and Jennie moved to Colchester, Essex, where Nathan pastored a church with Rural Ministries and worked as CVM's East Anglia co-ordinator.
In April 2014 they moved with their three young children to Derbyshire so Nathan could take up a full-time position with CVM.