Faculty & Administration

Nate Helling

Nate Helling

Chief Operating Officer

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B.A., Business Administration and Management Information Systems, Augustana College, 2002

M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary, 2010.


I was blessed to grow up in a wonderful family, living in IA, MN, and SD.  After high school, I attended Augustana College and after graduation decided to make my home in Sioux Falls.

I have a background in the Lutheran church and currently am a member of Central Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.  Since 2003, I have worked with a young adult ministry called "Context" which has taught me much about leadership and how important education and learning was for someone in full or part-time ministry.  I am also a graduate of the Master of Divinity program at Sioux Falls Seminary, which has blessed me with knowledge and given me a respect for the value of theological education and the sacrifices people make in preparing themselves to serve.

In 2004, I joined the Leadership Foundation as Director of Special Gifts.  This position allowed me to use my skills in business and sales to impact God's kingdom.  In 2010, I moved into the Director of Enrollment and Director of Financial Aid position and  in 2013, became the VP for Enrollment and Development.  God has called me to serve his church by helping its leaders receive valuable training which will impact generations to come.  There is no place I would rather be.