Nate Ray

Lead Pastor

Meet Nate, Robyn, Mina, Tacy, and Rosalie. Utah is home, where our family roots run deep. Jesus’ story has changed our lives, and is our anchor as we navigate how to be married, how to be a family, and how to live in our world. 

When we’re not working, we love spending time with our girls, whether on our quest to find the best donut in the Salt Lake Valley, or discovering another “wilderness trail” to explore on our neighborhood walks. When the girls are asleep, you may find us watching reruns of The Office or inviting friends over for a game night (Catan, anyone?).

We love our Beehive state – the friendly faces, the helping hands, and the wonderful place it is to raise our girls. But our hearts also ache. We live in the West, and in the West we‘re trademarked by our fierce independence. Our fierce independence makes us one of the most industrious states, but that same fierce independence also makes us want to solve our problems by ourselves. This fierce independence lets people see our smiles, but not our sadness. This fierce independence means when we’re struggling with faith, belief, doubt, depression, darkness, guilt – you name it – we try and tackle it alone. What’s refreshing is that Jesus’ story invites us to a fierce interdependence that confesses our need for God and one another. We dream of The Front Church being that place/space where the spiritually curious or the burnt-out-from-striving will experience Jesus’ story. Come, no strings attached. We can’t wait to meet you.

Nate and Robin Ray Family

Meet Nate, Robyn, Mina, Tacy, and Rosalie. Utah is home, where our family roots run deep. Jesus’ story has changed our lives, and is our anchor as we navigate how to be married, how to be a family, and how to live in our world. 

When we’re not working, we love spending time with our girls, whether on our quest to find the best donut in the Salt Lake Valley, or discovering another “wilderness trail” to explore on our neighborhood walks. When the girls are asleep, you may find us watching reruns of The Office or inviting friends over for a game night (Catan, anyone?).

We love our Beehive state – the friendly faces, the helping hands, and the wonderful place it is to raise our girls. But our hearts also ache. We live in the West, and in the West we‘re trademarked by our fierce independence. Our fierce independence makes us one of the most industrious states, but that same fierce independence also makes us want to solve our problems by ourselves. This fierce independence lets people see our smiles, but not our sadness. This fierce independence means when we’re struggling with faith, belief, doubt, depression, darkness, guilt – you name it – we try and tackle it alone. What’s refreshing is that Jesus’ story invites us to a fierce interdependence that confesses our need for God and one another. We dream of The Front Church being that place/space where the spiritually curious or the burnt-out-from-striving will experience Jesus’ story. Come, no strings attached, and see what we’re all about. We can’t wait to meet you.

Jessica Bittman

Policy&Logistics coordinator

Robyn Ray

KidFront coordinator

Cameron Pascua

Cameron Pascua

Worship Leader