Meet The Pastor

Pastor Nathan and Elise Gladish

Nathan Gladish


Nathan Gladish, M.Div., MA (Counseling) combines over 40 years of pastoral, administrative, educational, officiant, and counseling experience with his love for his long-term purpose to encourage healthy relationships. With his wife, Elise, they have served in a variety of churches in the United States, most recently for 10 years as pastor of Sunrise Chapel in Tucson, AZ. They have been a team, working together in all aspects of ministry, including running small groups specializing in spiritual growth, and supporting leaders running their own small group experiences.

With the addition of his counseling credentials and experience, Nathan also thrives on the opportunities to work with brides and grooms in preparation for marriage, including officiating at weddings. Nathan also brings his experience as a grief support group leader to help individuals and families in times of transition of loved ones at death. He is available to officiate at memorial services and celebrations of life for anyone interested in a unique, meaningful, and healing experience. Use the Contact Us page to inquire.

"I met Elise in college and we have been married since 1980. Throughout the years we have been so grateful to learn and grow in our marriage through marriage enrichment activities, marriage education workshops, seminars, books, and marriage-oriented spiritual growth groups. We love each other and our marriage, and it gives us great delight to support people to grow in their own relationships. We are so happy to have five wonderful adult children married to amazing spouses and we are reveling in getting to know our grandchildren. For recreation, we dated on walks in the rain, and we still love to walk, hike, camp, and travel."