about Nate

As a single guy, I moved to the Hezbollah heartland of Tyre, Lebanon in 1999 to learn Arabic and teach conversational English. Some might call that gutsy. Most thought it was stupid. I confirmed my belief that most of what I thought I knew about Muslims was stereotype.

My adventure led providentially to meeting my wife. We were married 6 months after the attacks of September 11, and Kimarie birthed two of our four children in the Nejme hospital in Tyre. Our lives in Lebanon were rudely interrupted by falling bombs during the 33-Day War between Hezbollah and Israel in July 2006. Evacuated by US Marines from a beach north of Beirut, we learned a bit of what living as refugees is like.

Now we inhabit an obscure patch of ground in Washington State we like to call Scholzistan. We strive to welcome Muslim neighbors with hospitality as faithfully as our Lebanese friends once modeled for us.


This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here don’t represent anyone but myself. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representation as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability , or validity of any information on the blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.

3 thoughts on “about Nate

  1. Loved your book, paused only once from start to end. Was blessed in a number of ways, even though your experiences we’re years ago our creator spoke to me today because of your obedience and self sacrifice. Thank you, I look forward to the day God provides and opportunity to speak face to face. Blessings to you and yours.


    Please consider me another brother you have not met yet.

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