Rev. Dr. Nathan McLellan is Venn Foundation’s CEO and a Senior Teaching Fellow. Nathan grew up in a family of four boys, where backyard cricket, soccer, rugby—and the occasional broken window—were on the after-school schedule. After studying economics and finance, he worked as an economist at the New Zealand Treasury and as a private consultant, before going overseas for theological study (including a Ph.D., in Christian ethics at Southern Methodist University). While overseas Nathan also worked at the Marketplace Institute (Regent College, Vancouver) as Head of Research, during which time he started and led a residential internship programme and contributed to the development of other programmes and activities, including the ReFrame Course.
Nathan has an interest in leadership, community formation, and the relationship between political and economic life and the Christian faith. He is passionate about helping others develop a sound and deep understanding of the Christian faith and the way it relates to all aspects of life. He serves on several not-for-profit and commercial advisory boards and is also an ordained Anglican minister. He is a recipient of the Walter Wright Jr. Leadership Award. Nathan is married to Bronwyn and is the father of two energetic boys, Jonathan and Caleb.