Nathan Stanton has been pastor of the Anthony United Methodist Church since July 2003. He is married to Brenda and they have two sons, Noah (4) and Isaac (1). A native Kansan, Reverend Stanton was ordained a full deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1999. In 2004, he was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church switching from full deacon.
Before coming to Anthony, he served the Plains and Kismet United Methodist Churches in 2002-2003 and was an associate pastor for the Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas from 1999-2002. Reverend Stanton served as a youth worker at First United Methodist Church, El Dorado, Kansas from 1992-1994.
He served as Prevention Services Coordinator for the Regional Prevention Center of North Central Kansas in Salina, Kansas until 1997. While working toward a master’s in speech he was a graduate instructor for the Speech Department at Kansas State and assisted with the Stephen Ministry Program at First United Methodist Church, Manhattan, Kansas.
Reverend Stanton’s education includes a B.A. from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas, Master of Divinty from St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri and a M.A. from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He currently serves as Chairperson for the Kansas West Conference Nominating Committee and is the Conference Secretary for the General Board of Global Ministries. In the past, he has served on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Reverend Stanton will be commissioned in the Army National Guard as a chaplain this coming year.