Nathanael Schey

Chief Operating Officer

Nathanael is one of the founding members of Great Northern University, and is excited to serve the Lord and the students of the Pacific Northwest at this new, Christian university. He formerly served as the Manager of Operations for Moody Bible Institute's Spokane, WA campus, and before that, as the Daily Operations Manager at the City Mission of Findlay, in Findlay, OH. 

The Lord took hold of Nathanael at a young age, thanks largely to the godly influence of his parents, for whom he is exceedingly grateful. Nathanael is a husband, married to Sonja, and a father of four rambunctious and wonderful children. He also currently serves on the elder board of Coeur d'Alene Bible Church, in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

A life long learner with a passion for ministry, Nathanael completed a BA in Biblical Studies in 2005, and a Master of Divinity in 2011, both with the purpose of pursuing a career in Christian higher ed. administration. 

Nathanael's experience and passion is in developing and promoting healthy organizational culture. He has done this through purposeful, transparent, leadership development: essentially, training managers how to manage. Throughout his career, Nathanael has also developed a reputation as a "system's guy," overhauling ailing systems or programs, or in some cases, developing needed ones from the ground up.     

In his free time, Nathanael enjoys God's creation, purposefully exploring remote locations that are infrequently visited by other people. Toward this end, he regularly avails himself of the myriad wonders that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, including hiking, camping, and fishing. 

Education and Experience

  • M.Div. From Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 2011
  • B.A. in Biblical Studies From Moody Bible Institute, 2005