Nat Bothwell

Pastor Nat Bothwell serves the community of Bethlehem Lutheran
Church in Slater, Iowa. A rostered leader in the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America (ELCA) , Bothwell is called to the work of
theologian, evangelist, social justice advocate, counselor, and care
taker. Pastor Bothwell takes a Christological approach to his work as
a pastor, focusing on themes of ultimate freedom, truth, justice, and
the mystery of faith.

Prior to his ordination and call to Bethlehem Lutheran Church,
Pastor Bothwell served as the interim pastor at St. John Lutheran
Church in Ely, Iowa and again at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Knoxville, Iowa. Drawing on his prior management experience, and
with the authorization of the Bishop of the Southeastern Iowa Synod,
Bothwell led both interim congregations through a time of transition.
Among other responsibilities, Pastor Bothwell helped guide the work
of visioning and beginning again as each congregation prepared
itself for new leadership.

Pastor Bothwell earned his Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg
Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He completed his Clinical
Pastoral Education at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston,
Massachusetts. He additionally holds a Master of Business
Administration degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-
Salem, North Carolina. Pastor Bothwell is a member of the Ballard
Area Ministerial Alliance.

Slater, IA US

Work Experience

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pastor, Sep 2018 ~ Present

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Interim, Feb 2017 ~ Present

St. John Lutheran Church, Interim, May 2016 ~ Feb 2017

Ely, Iowa
St. John is a community of faith with more than of history, and a bright future ahead. It was my pleasure to walk with these folks as they navigated a potentially-anxious time between pastors. That time is now over, and new chapter is well underway.

True Creative, Partner, Mar 2009 ~ Jul 2012

An independent branding and creative services company, True accomplished a lot in a few short years. Our experiment in entrepreneurship brought annual gains in profitability, recurring client revenue, and non-profit work.

ANB Financial, EVP, Marketing, Jun 1994 ~ May 2008

ANB opened its doors in June of 1994 with 30 employees and 15 million in assets. By 2008, bank assets exceeded 3 billion and ANB employed more
than 300 people. Nationally-recognized in 2005 and again 2006, the bank's real estate concentrations forced its closure in May of 2008.

Bank of America, Intern, Sports Marketing, Jun 1995 ~ Sep 1995

Officially NationsBank at the time, the sports marketing department was preparing for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta The bank's other
sponsorships included NFL, MLB, and Nascar events.


Wartburg Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity M.Div. Theology/Theological Studies, 2012 ~ 2016

Wake Forest University School of Business, MBA Marketing, 1994 ~ 1996

Hendrix College, Master of Business Administration (MBA), B.A. Business and Economics, 1988 ~ 1992

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