The Why Behind The What

The ‘what’ can spark a conversation; the ‘why’ can open up one’s soul.


Nathan Albert is a pastor, husband, preacher, father, and storyteller. He is the author of the viral blog post, I Hugged a Man in His Underwear which was the impetus for his book, Embracing Love: My Journey to Hugging a Man in his Underwear. He has worked in youth ministry in Rhode Island, college ministry in Chicago, and as the Director of Pastoral Care with The Marin Foundation. He holds a Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary where he focused his thesis on the Evangelical Covenant Church and the biblical scholarship pertaining to homosexuality. Prior to seminary, Nathan earned a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Rockford College and worked as a professional singer and actor performing for more than a quarter of a million people across the country. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Nathan,  his wife, Kate, and newborn son, Foster, currently reside in Rhode Island, where they enjoy searching for sea glass on the beach with their miniature dachshund, Bristol. You can learn more at