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nathan f. elmore

Creative writing on faith, culture, and things in between


1618 King Mountain Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901 | Phone: 804.836.6418 | Email: nathanfelmore@gmail.com

  • Skillful relationship-builder and networker able to partner across diverse peoples, social sectors, and cultural contexts
  • Winsome communicator with effective presence in small or large groups
  • Hospitable personality adept at event or meeting planning, organizing, and facilitating
  • Seasoned manager and mentor with coaching competencies
  • Spirited creative combining a proclivity for ideas with solid analytical capacities
  • Published writer—essays/op-eds, academic book reviews, creative nonfiction
  • Strategic thinker with a communication arts background: able to fly at 30,000 feet or walk along the ground


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY                                                                                                      

  • 15+ years’ experience in cultural engagement, leadership development, and administration and management in university settings—Willamette University (OR); Clemson University (SC); Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • 6 years’ experience in nonprofit work, including collaboration and partnership with diverse stakeholders; seminar-presenting; article-writing; NGO study (Thailand, 2014); fundraising
  • 10+ years’ experience as a freelance writer—published in literary journals (South Carolina Review); magazines (Christianity Today); newspapers (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress); online journals (Off the Page)
  • employment in varied institutional/organizational contexts as well as assorted social/cultural geographies (OH, IL, OR, SC, VA)


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY                                                                                                                              

Consultant, Program Coordinator, Writer

Peace Catalyst International (Denver, CO)

Jan 2012—Present                                      

Campus Minister & Student Center Director

Baptist General Association of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

June 2009—July 2014

Pastor of Community Life

Downtown Community Fellowship (Clemson, SC)

May 2005—July 2008

Pastor of College Students & Young Adults

Salem Alliance Church (Salem, OR)

April 2000—Aug 2003



4 years—News and weather announcer, 90.3 WCDR (Cedarville, OH)

3 years—P.A. announcer for college athletics [baseball]; high school athletics [football, basketball, baseball, soccer, field hockey]



2 years—Produce & Cheese Manager, Market Street Market (Charlottesville, VA)

2 years—Guest Services, Omni Hotels & Resorts (Richmond, VA)

2 years—Bartender & Server, Rent the Help (Richmond, VA)


INTERNATIONAL/CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCE                                                    

Christian mission | Philippines, 1991 & 1992; Ukraine, 1995; Mexico, 2006

Education and professional development | Uganda & Kenya, 2007; Oman, 2012; Thailand, 2014

Humanitarian service | South Africa, 2010



D. Min., Global Christianity & Development | December 2018 (anticipated)

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary | South Hamilton, MA


M. Div. | May 1999

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School | Deerfield, IL


B.A. Broadcasting Communications | June 1994

Cedarville University | Cedarville, OH