Pastor Nate Scharf was born in West Allis, Wisconsin (number 9 of 14 kids). He is a 1999 graduate of Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, Wisconsin, a 2003 graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, and a 2007 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin. He is married to Hannah (nee Stern), a 2002 graduate of Martin Luther College. They have been blessed with five children. He served from 2007 to 2015 at Luther Preparatory School as a tutor (1 year) and then as Recruitment Director (7.5 years).