New pastor welcomed at Lutheran Church of Nativity

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NORTH CONWAY — The Lutheran Church of the Nativity is pleased to welcome Pastor Nathan Hall as its new pastor. Pastor Hall arrived in the Mount Washington Valley on May 14 and began his work at Nativity on May 22.

Hall formerly served at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in western Maryland. He was born in North Carolina, but he spent most of his life living in Virginia. He majored in theology at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. Then he prepared for ministry in St. Paul, Minn., at Luther Seminary, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's largest seminary.

Hall's time in Minnesota and an internship in Montana have prepared him for the cold, snowy New Hampshire winters.

As a child, Hall vacationed in the White Mountains. In fact, he vacationed in the Mount Washington Valley last summer with his family. While on vacation, he attended Nativity as a visitor and only then discovered that the congregation was in the process of searching for a new pastor. Upon returning home to Maryland, he decided to apply. He was approved unanimously in a four step vetting process.

Joining him on the move to New Hampshire are his wife Laura and their two sons. They all enjoy outdoor activities: hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing.

Last February, Pastor Hall was a participant the American Bierkebeiner, North America's largest cross-country ski marathon, in Wisconsin.

On Sunday, June 25, Hall will officially be installed as pastor at a special Service of Installation at 4 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity, 15 Grove St. North Conway. The Rev. Donald Blume, dean of the ELCA NH Conference, will preside.