Nate is the husband of Kim Smith and father to his two children Penny and Malachi. Nate is a member of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s cabinet and serves as director and state health officer of the Arkansas Department of Health.
Nate joined the Go Near Board of Directors in 2014. Nate is a consistent, knowledgeable leader of a vital state agency and has volunteered his time to refine the operations of Go Near Ministry.
He has a personal connection to the people of Kenya as he severed as a medical missionary there for many years.
He is an extraordinary individual and has already helped to grow Go Near as a ministry immensely in a short period of time.