Nate Ledbetter

Partnerships + Engagement

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Over the last 20 years, Nate has worn a few hats to include pastor, chaplain, and nonprofit co-executive director. He's grateful to join Abara where his work is focused on Partnerships and Engagement. Nate has an M.A. in theology and intercultural studies. He holds certifications in Christian Community Development, Mental Health First Aid, CQ via the Cultural Intelligence Center, and completed a cohort in contemplative practices.


His work is guided by values such as dignity, mutuality, solidarity, and empowerment and believes that listening is foundational to action. His other passions include friendship, contemplative activism, restorative justice, integral mission, and shared imagination. He and his wife, Melissa, celebrate 19 years of marriage. He enjoys basketball, beatbox, and spending time with their four kids in these beautiful borderlands.