Chad Nelsen joined Trinity’s ministry team as the Director of Youth and Household Ministries in September of 2017. Chad received his Bachelor of Arts in Education & Ministry from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. In the fall of 2015, Chad moved to Rwanda to serve for one year with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program, during which time he taught English and Music to elementary and high school students, as well as led a day camp program for his local congregation. After returning to the US, Chad joined the staff at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp as a Program Assistant. He also served four summers at Rainbow Trail in a variety of roles.
Chad is an avid traveler, outdoor enthusiast, football fan (Go Chiefs! Sorry, Broncos fans), and musician. He currently sings tenor with several local choir ensembles. Chad is most comfortable with a guitar in his hands and a good cup of coffee nearby.