The Johnsons serve as the Field Leaders for the Western Pacific (WestPac) field, which encompasses Cadence ministries located in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, California, and Idaho. Their focus will be shepherding and equipping the field missionaries who serve military personnel and their families in the WestPac region.
The Johnsons have served in Germany, Japan, Spain, and most recently at Travis AFB in California.
Nate came to Christ as a freshman in college after watching a fellow student live out his faith in the college dorm. Nate watched this student for weeks and was intrigued by his faith because it reflected a relationship with Christ that was different from any that Nate had seen before. He immediately got involved in a campus ministry and a local church. God used a series of internships to direct him to Cadence in 1997.
Louise came to know the Lord through a Cadence youth ministry in high school. She felt called to pursue full-time ministry as a student in high school.
Nate and Louise met in Germany during Nate’s summer internship with Cadence Student Ministries. Louise had grown up as a part of the local youth ministry in the community and had returned home from college for the summer. They met while working with the same middle school ministry. They got married in 1999 and began serving with Cadence in 2000.
The Johnsons have four amazing children who are actively involved in ministry: Ellie, Kara, Krista, and Josh.