our pastor


Nathan Clements, Pastor

Rev. Nathan Clements has served as pastor of American Lutheran Church since September of 2017.  He and his wife, Emily Nelson, were born and raised in northern Illinois.  Pastor Nathan graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2006 with a degree in Religion, and from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) in 2010 with a Master of Divinity degree.  He served as Program Director at Badlands Ministries (Medora, ND) from 2010-2013, and as Associate Director at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp (Lakeside, MT) from 2013-2017.


Pastor Nathan enjoys many hobbies, including fishing, biking, camping, traveling, home brewing, amateur radio, and avidly rooting for the Chicago Cubs. 

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the American Lutheran family of faith and to live in our beautiful community of La Porte City.  All are welcome to experience God’s love, grace, and forgiveness at American Lutheran Church. 

God bless," — Pastor Nathan

"Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord is the one who goes before you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor forsake you."

— deuteronomy 31:6

our mission


Mission Statement (established in 2001)

"We are the people who worship Jesus Christ,

Reaching out to teach and share his love for all people."

We believe that through the Holy Spirit, God has empowered us

To worship Jesus Christ through Music, Word and Sacrament

To teach the gospel through Sunday School, Confirmation,

Bible Study and Youth Ministry.

To share the gospel and reach out through

Fellowship,Evangelism and Ministry to all in need.