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Staff

Nate Millheim

 

Co-Founder and Executive Director

For the last 15 years, Nate has served as a Pastor and Non-Profit leader throughout the Bay Area.  He started at Creekside Community Church in Alamo as an Associate Pastor to Youth and Families, honing his skills of preaching, discipleship and leading teams of volunteers.  In 2005 he joined the staff of ReImagine, a Center for Spiritual Formation based in the Mission District of San Francisco, serving as Director of Training Initiatives.

In 2008 Nate and his wife Andrea moved to Oakland to launch Oakland Leadership Center.  For the last 8 years he has focused on mentoring young adults in East Oakland and developing a leadership training program for emerging leaders.  Through OLC he also co-founded the Oakland Independent Basketball League for young men in East Oakland.

He currently coaches basketball for Encinal High School and the Alameda Vipers AAU program, having previously coached at Las Lomas High School.

Nate is the Chair of the Board for the City of Oakland's Community Block Development Grant Program for District 4 and also sits on the Board of Directors of a local non-profit organization called Project Peace which creates partnerships between local service providers and faith communities throughout the Bay Area.  Nate enjoys guest preaching at various churches in the Bay Area and speaking on topics such as community development, spiritual formation, social justice and racial reconciliation.

Nate and Andrea reside in East Oakland with their three children: Kayla, Chase and Ava.

Keith Delaney

 

Keith is in our Leadership Program as a Life Coach, developing programs for young men and meeting one on one for life coaching.  (more details coming soon)

Wayne Clarke

 

Director of Mentoring

Wayne Clarke grew up in West Oakland as the youngest of 3 brothers. He had to grow up fast to survive and ended up doing many things he now regrets.  Several years ago Wayne had a dramatic life transition and let God change his life.  He worked through the anger and abandonment he had been dealing with his entire life and found a deep change and a daily obedience.

Today Wayne is a Minister at The Way Christian Center in Berkeley and leads their Men's Group.  Wayne also works with the Empower Initiative, conducting training for police officers and serving with fellow city leaders to shape the Ceasefire Program, which has been responsible for a steady decrease in homicides through collaboration between the police and the community.

Wayne works with the Wisdom for Manhood group at OLC and does Life Coaching with young men during the week. He also networks with other community organizations and programs.  His presence and energy are truly a blessing at Oakland Leadership Center