Nathanael and Amy met in a prayer room and grew together around their common love for Jesus and heart for the nations. Shortly after they married, God spoke to them about laying down their dream of missions to be part of what He’s doing in the Minnesota River Valley region. When they moved to Belle Plaine, it quickly became clear that this was the place for them to plant and see what God would do among them.
After three years of seeking the Lord, waiting for the right time, and exploring what steps to take, they officially launched Presence Church with a passion to see it influence every aspect of the community for life and the Kingdom of God – including family, business, government, education, and more – and uniting with both local and Kingdom-minded churches to bring a multi-generational movement of God to the region.
Name: Nathanael White
Passionate About: Family and identity – seeing people find where they belong in a thriving life filled with dream-driven purpose. Helping people know God for who He is. Prayer, worship, and God’s word in peoples’ lives. Sports and fun.
Favorite Foods: Deep-dish sausage and pepperoni pizza from Lou Malnatti’s in Chicago. The meat buffet known as Fogo de Chao. The amazing giant peaches from Pike Place Market in Seattle. Almost any fresh fruit in peak ripeness, especially pineapple, pears, cantaloupe, watermelon, and, of course, peaches. My mother in-law’s caramel sticky rolls and our family’s Andes Mint chocolate Christmas cookies. Coffee (but only good coffee!).
Bucket List: Learn several languages (Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic…want to be able to speak to a majority of the world in their own language). Rid the world of human trafficking. See India established in the Kingdom of God city by city. Visit Israel and Jerusalem with my family at least once until my curiosity is exhausted. Tour other significant historical cities in Asia Minor and Europe. Speak to kings and leaders of nations about the wisdom of Heaven. Take my family to Hawaii, Singapore, and several other places I was privileged to see growing up. Own property in several strategic nations. Watch the Green Bay Packers in the Superbowl (and others of my teams in their respective championship games).
Hobbies: Reading, laughing, movies, games with family, traveling and exploring, learning, conversations, hiking, and sitting peacefully in beautiful or interesting places.
One Thing People Might Not Know About Me: My childhood dream was to be an Olympic gymnast. I looked ahead to the dates and potential locations of the three that would fit my peak years and planned to win twenty one gold medals – the all-around and six individual men’s events for each of the three Olympics.
Name: Amy White
Passionate About: My husband and children; Prayer; Seeing people set free into who God made them to be; Jesus and His Kingdom; Coffee 🙂
Favorite Foods: Coffee; Chocolate; My mom’s peanut butter hot fudge sauce and her caramel sticky rolls on Christmas morning; Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes casserole, Watermelon, Grilled zucchini; Warm blueberry pie or cobbler.
Bucket List: Learn to play guitar and keys; Have a blog; Visit Australia and the US Virgin Islands; Take my family to Wisconsin Dells and Disney; Take my family to Israel and tour Jerusalem.
Hobbies: Hiking; Taking walks and exploring new places/small towns; reading; scrap booking; and Playing games with my kids.
One thing people might not know about me: When I was young I wanted to grow up to be a jockey, but upon realizing I was too big for that, I decided I’d be a veterinarian. After enrolling in college in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, I graduated with a degree in Accounting.