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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 is the Director of Mentoring at OLC and oversees all of our work with young men in Oakland. He teaches, organizes, mentors and prays with and for our younger leaders. He also builds partnerships with other community organizations and programs.  His presence and energy are truly a blessing at Oakland Leadership Center.

Nate Millheim


Managing Director

Nate Millheim founded Oakland Leadership Center after several years of working in the non-profit sector and pastoral work in local church congregations. He graduated summa cum laude from Simpson University with a degree in Ministry. He served as a licensed Pastor at Creekside Community Church in Alamo for several years before serving as Director of Training Initiatives for Reimagine, a center for Integral Christian practice in San Francisco.

Nate is married to Andrea and has three children: Kayla, Chase and Ava. They reside in Oakland. Nate has been named a Local Hero by the District 4 City Council on two separate occasions. He serves on the Board of Project Peace which creates and deepens partnerships between local churches and non-profits in the Bay Area. Nate frequently preaches at local churches as a part of his duties at OLC. He enjoys coaching OLC's AAU basketball teams, the Oakland Lions, and is also the head boys basketball coach at Oakland Unity High School.