Board of Directors BIO

Mr. Nathan Rooke

Board Secretary | Alberta

My wife AJ and I have been married for almost 18 years and have three wonderful children. We are currently residing in Three Hills where I am privileged to work with the team at Prairie College and AJ leads a prayer ministry on campus.

After graduating from Prairie in 1997, I returned home to Abbotsford, BC, and started a commercial general contracting business with a friend. Our clients included familiar companies such as Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, Panago Pizza and Earls. Over 15 years we grew from two staff to an office of 22 with annual sales of approximately $30MM.

During my time as a student at Prairie, my family’s faith became my own. The Bible came alive to me and I gained a solid foundation for my life. I am investing my time as a Board member because I value Prairie’s strong focus on biblical truth, its application to every aspect of life, and its integration into vocational programming. I also appreciate the wonderful Christ-centered community where we are making life-long friends and the quality faculty who teach and model to our students with servant hearts, showing them how to become lovers of God.

My message to our friends and alumni would be: Send your young people to Prairie. Encourage them to take the time to build a solid life foundation rooted in a love relationship with God. True significance does not come from money, possessions or position; it comes from understanding our identity as a son or daughter of God and learning how to steward the resources God entrust to us for eternal impact.