Pastor Nathan Whittaker

Nathan Whittaker

Pastor

Nate grew up in California for most of his childhood, but ventured to Michigan for his high school years. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with a B.A. in History. He continued his education by going to Concordia Seminary to receive his Masters of Divinity in 2013. He is currently working towards His Ph.D. from Concordia Seminary. Nate has been married to his wonderful wife, Tricia, for over ten years. She supports his service to the church and Nate could not do it without her. They have two amazing daughters together, who keep them constantly busy yet grateful.

Although this is Nate’s first call, he is enthusiastic about the prospects for Mount Calvary and its future in the community of Waynedale. He is excited to see how God is moving with and through the people of Mount Calvary as they awaken to our vision. He’s even more excited to see how the people of God will teach him to be more dependent upon Jesus for all he needs.

Clinton Bienz

Youth Coordinator

Clinton Bienz went to Concordia University Chicago to be a teacher. He tried teaching and found out he likes working with people in church, reaching out to people who are searching for authentic community. He enjoys games, discussion, and music. He is married to his perfect wife Gwen, with whom he has a wonderful baby boy!

Jeana Moe

Director of Pastoral Care

Jeana was born and raised in Oregon. She lived there until 1981. After earning a BS in Business Management from Oregon State University that year, she left Oregon to move to River Forest, Illinois, to pursue training as a deaconess. Jeana graduated with a BA in Theology from Concordia University, Chicago, in 1984. She continued her education by completing 2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) while serving in her first Call. She returned to school and earned an MA in Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2008. Following this, she completed 4 more units of CPE in 2009.

Jeana was married to Dale Moe, a fellow Oregon native, from 1982 until his death in 2009. They had no children but were loved and cared for by the Body of Christ here at Mount Calvary from the time they joined it in 1985. Jeana was delighted to reconnect with her Mount Calvary family upon her return to Fort Wayne in September 2017, after a nearly 6-year absence in which she was back in Oregon taking care of her mother.

Jeana served both her Deaconess Internship and first Call as Deaconess at Lutheran Life Villages’ Fort Wayne campus. Her service lasted over 22 years total until she resigned to pursue the education needed for further chaplaincy training. Jeana then served as a Resident Chaplain for one year at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She also served on staff at Mount Calvary at this time. Currently, as Director of Pastoral Care, Jeana takes care of our visitation and bereavement. . She is delighted to be on staff, being given an opportunity to use her God-given gifts and talents. She is also excited to be a part of this new Mount Calvary – looking forward to seeing how God will lead this Body.