Nathan Kirkpatrick is one of the principal consultants of Saison Consulting, LLC.
An Episcopal priest, he has served as the managing director of Alban at Duke Divinity School since 2014 and as the managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity since 2007. He has worked with hundreds of congregations and congregational leaders – from those serving on Main Street in rural Oregon to those serving on Madison Avenue in New York City. He has facilitated strategic visioning processes for dozens of organizations.
Kirkpatrick teaches regularly in the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising offered through the Lilly Endowment-supported Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. He also teaches and trains congregational, denominational, and institutional leaders in the United States and globally on issues of change and change management, innovation and sustainability, vocation and leadership.
He has contributed chapters to several edited volumes and is finalizing his first book manuscript, Trust Matters.
He holds degrees from Wake Forest University (B.A., Religious Studies, Political Science, and International Studies) and Duke University (Master of Divinity, Ethics). He has done further study in religion and psychology at Durham University (Durham, UK). He is certified in a number of psychometric assessments and in the Center for Creative Leadership’s SkillScope 360º feedback tool.
When not working, he is an avid photographer, wine connoisseur, amateur chef and aspiring cyclist.