Our Ministry Team

Our staff is here to serve you and your family

  • Nathan Rogers - Pastor of  Worship and Administration

    Raised in Cory, Indiana, Pastor Nathan accepted God’s call on his life at a young age and pursued the call by attending Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee. He was ordained in 2004 as a Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. Since 2000, Nathan has served the Lord ministering to congregations in Oregon, Indiana and Tennessee. We welcomed Nathan and his family to Columbus 1st in June of 2016. Married in 2006, Nathan and Emily are blessed with 4 children, Alivia, Jack, Max, and Liam. God is already working powerfully through Pastor Nathan, and we are excited to see what God has in store!


  • Jarren Rogers - Pastor of Children's Ministries

    Pastor Jarren Rogers is a 2018 graduate from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. He is a district licensed minister for the Church of the Nazarene. Jarren moved to Columbus from Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Annie. Jarren served as a missionary for three months in eastern Europe in the summer of 20l7 and has also been the life success coach for refugee and immigrant children at Nations Ministry Center in Nashville, Tennessee.


  • Kelsey Short - Director of Kidz First Daycare Ministry

    Kelsey Short is originally from Northwest Ohio where she was involved in the church at an early age. She moved to Columbus, Indiana after marrying her high school sweetheart, Luke, in 2011. Kelsey graduated from Rasmussen College in 2015 where she received her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for the last 12 years and has enjoyed serving at Kidz First Daycare since 2018. Luke and Kelsey were blessed with their son Grayson in 2018. Their family enjoys going on walks, baking together, and reading.


  • Ruby Beckett - office ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant

    Ruby and her husband are from the North Vernon area. She enjoys fishing and spending time with her kids.