Toward Wholeness Podcast

Finding Hope in a World on Fire: Interview with Kim Hurst & Nathan Nelson

September 2, 2021

Amidst all of the pain each of us suffers in various seasons, plus the onslaught of "bad news" we see in our world each day—it can be extremely challenging to find any glimmer of hope. Join host Richard Dahlstrom and guests Kim Hurst and Nathan Nelson as they discuss practical ways we can take steps toward hope and wholeness.

Kim Hurst is the Northwest Director of Strategic Partnerships at World Relief. World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems by partnering with local churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing, and transformation to the most vulnerable. In her role, Kim has the opportunity to discover and strengthen connections in which partners encourage, equip, and empower one another through God’s love. She holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in Society and Justice, and an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Cross-Cultural Studies.

Nathan Nelson is the Pastor of Mission & Outreach at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, WA. He has years of experience working in local and global church-based community development and is passionate about unifying local churches to be agents of holistic transformation in their communities. Previously, he worked in refugee resettlement with World Relief and provided support for reuniting families from Central America. He holds a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in International Development & Urban Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and Bachelor of Arts in Global Development and Sociology from Seattle Pacific University. He calls the Pacific Northwest home and lives every day in gratitude and admiration for his beloved wife Maci.

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