Nathaniel Nelson

Nathaniel is a writer, artist, and activist from Los Angeles, CA. He studied Creative Writing and Dance at Hope College in Michigan, where he weathered the cold by keeping active in student organizations and spending time with quality humans. At Hope College, he helped develop safe-space training curriculum for faculty and staff who were seeking to be better allies for the LGBT community. He and two classmates launched the “95 Stories Project” to address racism and homophobia on campus. Prior to college, he worked with Breath of Heaven Children’s Village in Zambia, a program that cares for AIDS orphans. After college, he interned for three months as at Koinonia Farm in Americus, GA. As an aspiring community organizer and contemplative, in XPLOR, Nathaniel is excited to practice living intentionally and engaging in professional development. He hopes to experience “beloved community.” His home church is Mosaic, a multi-site church in L.A., which has more than 50 nationalities in attendance. He enjoys skiing and listening to global pop music.